Those of us with wonderful parents or parent can all understand how fortunate we are. My mom is gone..a little early.. definitely earlier than I expected. Nine years later most every day I think of her. She was mom and she was/is everything. Parenting certainly isn’t easy however there are those who make it appear effortless. I believe that’s because they love being a mom or a dad. Those of us fortunate enough to have these special relationships may somewhat take them for granted until we learn of somebody who has not even one loving parent.
Your story conjures so many special moments that spell love in its purest form. You’re blessed for the experience and wonderful for recognizing this fact.