It usually happens about the 3rd or 4th day in. It usually hits me in the most mundane of the tasks, the routine.
Today it happened as we walked up to pick up their girls at school. It felt like home, as the two little munchkins came running over saying “hello Miss Gina” and wrapping my neck with a hug, as we hopped around in the car during errands, and while Kim and I gabbed girl talk and had a glass of wine over ridiculous belly laughs.
I truthfully feel like part of the family.
Which to me is the biggest compliment out there. My heart and soul is completely invested in each of these live-in sessions. I give a 110% of myself and while that might seem ridiculous and completely exhausting to you, but this girl walks away with her fire lit. They give me SO much. Just watching this little family interact lifts my spirit and honestly I was a lil’ blue when I started to pack my suitcase tonight.