I think of these things:
Pear: "Mom, I want to have 4 kids. 1 boy, 1 girl, 1 more boy and 1 more girl. And the girls will be twins and the boys will be twins. And I will name them all fruits! One girl Orange, one boy Banana, and a girl Raspberry and a boy Huckleberry."
Jovie: "Mom. Mommy. Mommmm! Mommy." Me: What Jovie?" Jovie: "I love you." And then she grins. And I can't help but grin and say "I love you more!"
Pike: Walking around saying "Ma-ma, Mama, Ma-ma." Grabbing my leg and giving me a hug. And then when I pick him up, he says "Mmmmmm-uh!" Basically his way of giving a kiss and saying I love you.
In case you couldn't tell, I love my kids and I think they love me. Even though I am impatient at times. Sometimes I'm lazy. Sometimes I lash out and say something I regret. God's grace is big. I am still learning the whole mommy business. I am still learning this whole life business! Thank you God for your grace. Who am I to be blessed with such gifts?