life is full and it's rich. i feel a true contentedness. even with the daily struggles. there's a deep to the core gratitude for all that i have. these beautiful, crazy, demanding people i share my life with. who give me so much. fill me with pride. the buzz of family life is constant and loud. i crave quiet and calm. time in my own head. but i feel the intensity of the early years starting to fade. these small people are growing bigger. slowly stepping out from under my wings and into the world. life feels good.