“Mommy?” There she stood in the doorway of the bathroom, as usual completely ignoring that a closed door means a need for privacy. “Do you know who you love?”
I had to smile at her standing there, her hair still a rumpled mess so early in the morning, big brown eyes looking up at me, little hands with chipped purple nail polish resting on her hips. Maybe it was the question itself; maybe it was the fact that, for just a moment, she was not behaving like the “threenager” who has replaced my sweet little girl for most of Spring Break.
“Who do I love?” I asked right back, already anticipating her answer.
“Us!” She proudly proclaimed, barging the rest of the way in and throwing her arms around me.
What a beautiful thing it is to know you’re loved.
What an even more beautiful thing it is to have the ones you love know just how much you love them.
I’m excited to join other writers every Tuesday (and daily during the month of March) in 2017 to participate in the Slice of Life writing challenge through Two Writing Teachers. Read all about how you can Write. Share. Give. on their website here.