The Man told me to stay in the bed, as the kids wanted to bring me a surprise. I could hear them downstairs, clanging the pans, arguing over who got to carry what, the not-so-quiet giggles in the hallway.

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Secretly, I don’t like breakfast in bed because I feel helpless when I’m eating it, like maybe I’m sick or something. Not to mention the crumb-in-the-sheets risk. But this time it was okay because it was their idea, and all those dark brown eyes staring up at me, wishing me a Happy Day, loving me with their artwork and handpicked flowers (and begging for my donut); they made it worth it, lovely and sweet. Home is letting them show their love in their own kind of way and receiving it with grace and gratitude.

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