My sister took this picture in the hospital the day after the twins were born. I cried the first time I saw it; a picture of all eight of my children together.
I worked so hard to get them here, completely losing myself in the process, and now I have all of them with me at last.
This is why I have had a hard time wrapping my brain around the details of Christmas this year: because presents and decorations and stuff don't hold a candle to the precious gift of my beautiful family. They are my dream come true-- what else could I possibly want?