"If you marry a chicken, don't expect an eagle."
God love our little ones. And good for you!
DD7 handed me a similar treasure on Valentine's Day. XWS had given her an expensive necklace from Tiffany's. I told her I had gotten her a necklace, too, but it was not as fancy.
Her reply: "yeh, but you got me chocolate, and that's all I really care about. Besides, I think you love me more than Dad does."
I kept my cool, and replied that her Dad loved her with all his heart just as I do. Inside, however, I was weeping tears of joy.
I realized in that moment that as deep a hole as he carved in my soul, that is the depth I can feel joy.
Our kiddos do get it. They really do.
I don't know if my chicken will ever become an eagle. But rest assured, I'm going to be a phoenix. Nevermind that I am still in the ashes stage of the process.