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Yup, sums it up well!
You sound, from other things I've read as well, like a really good Mommy, like mine was! Your kids will always be strongly bonded to you. My father, who was always working & more distant, is now an old man & is constantly surprised how much we all genuinely like our mom & are so comfortable talking & laughing with her. We go to her, not him, when we need advice or comfort. He regrets not having that bond. Sure we love him, but it's different. You get out of it what you put into it & it was a lot of work & sacrifice on her end, for sure!
Well, guess it's okay to turn this into our little off-topic chat, because it's my discussion!