How precious this time is. How fleeting. I won't be this needed again for a long time and as she grows, my methods of comforting her with a simple touch and without a word will be more difficult. For right now, only I can fill that comforting need and I don't mind being on call to do so.
We'll leave out all of the overwhelming evidence supporting extended breastfeeding and just say this: If it brings you both joy, comfort, and a stronger bond, then forget the rest and listen to your mothering heart. You're far from alone.
I wish this kind of love for everyone.