I have often heard that you really don't understand how much your parents love you until you have your own child. I have always taken that to mean that you have to actually experience the love of your own child to understand the love your parents have for you. While I definitely think that is true, after having my own little girl, I believe I have found further insight into that idea.
For me, I think the best comprehension of my mom's love for me came during the few weeks after Lily's birth. It came in the way my mom swept in and took care of me. She was there for me during one of the most challenging times of my life. She showered me with love, praise, and understanding. She took care of all those other things that need to be done so I could focus on taking care of my little one. She took care of me when I was too distracted to take care of myself.
I am beyond grateful for my mother and for the time we had to spend together with my own daughter. I can only hope to be half the mother to Lily and my mom is to me!