Dave and I also haven't really talked with each other in weeks. I am not entirely sure what is going on in his life other than the kids and trying to help out around the house when he can. This is the sad thing about living in the middle of nowhere-- no babysitters.
I know that this is a short-lived experience in the grand scheme of things. A day will come when the girls not only won't need us as much but will also not want us as much. And the truth is that this day will come sooner than we think.
But while we are in the thick of it, this day seems like an eternity away, so my current comfort is in the beautiful faces that greet me every morning (or in the middle of the night) and the sweet hugs and kisses that I receive and the smiles that look in my direction at the mere sound of my voice. These small things give me the greatest joy.