I am currently in the process of weaning Tavi, after nearly two years of exclusive breastfeeding. As a parent, I almost always give credit to my children for a lot of their accomplishments, even if I had a part in getting them there. When they were successfully potty trained, all high-fives went to them. When they get impressive grades, they receive congratulations for their hard work.
But, for this, this long journey of breastfeeding for nearly two years? I am giving all of this glory to myself. Two years is a long time to commit to breastfeeding. It means that you will still have a child who is physically dependent on you and while it's beautiful and lovely and a bonding experience, it is also painful (physically and at times emotionally). But, I did it! I nursed her while rowing in a canoe, on a plane while sitting between two strangers (who didn't say anything or didn't notice, who knows for sure), and while working a full-time job. I did it, and now, it is over.