1-The quiet of the house when all of the children are finally asleep for the night. Ahhhhh. :-) I covet those quiet hours that I get to spend alone with RD.
2-The smell of coffee brewing in the morning.
3-Reading to my children and watching them later gleefully reenacting the stories they heard.
4-Relief and recovery following an illness.
5-When my children obey me all the way, right away, and with a happy heart.