| thriving. I never realized how much work this
would be, but on the other hand, I had no idea how rewarding and what a
beautiful experience this is. When I am away, all I can think about are
all these little babies. When I walk in the door, they call out to me and
just run, wagging their tails as they have grown to know me as Mom #2. I
know it isn't the same as being my own children, but it comes pretty close.
To have little ones depending on me and loving me unconditionally, I realize
how fortunate I truly am.