Being a mom is a reward in itself, but some days the payback is so enormous that it is overwhelming. Today I received a copy of TWO's book. Not only is it a stupendous piece of research, it is dedicated to ME! There I am, right before the Table of Contents. As if that wasn't enough, a further mention in the acknowledgements:
"...dedicates this book to Cece Neef Brune, who made her include a bibliography in her first-grade science fair project and has shown unflagging support for her research ever since."
It may be two weeks until Mother's Day, but surely I already have the best present ever.