I was not an English major, so if anyone knows of a word big enough, please tell me. I am not sure if we have a phrase that can describe what it is like to listen to a mother on the phone, coming to accept that she may not get her children back. A mother grateful that her children will stay together, but believing they would be better with her. A mother, through her tears, saying that “she can see how much her kids love us.”
I assured her we love her kids and we love taking care of her kids.