Last night right after we sat down for dinner and prayed, and I filled Maddie's tray with another home cooked meal, she said this:
"Thank you for making this dinner Mama."
Awww, it was so sweet in her little voice 2 year old voice. Sometimes, a little appreciation goes a long way towards reminding you why you work so hard as a mom. Brittany and Cameron are do such a good job of this, expressing their appreciation and telling me thank you. This is the first time Maddie has said anything like this, and unprompted at that.
(brag alert: no, I did not translate that. She said it exactly like that, in a complete and clear sentence.)