101: Her Smile

101: Her Smile

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Best Mom Ever!

Her Smile

I wondered if my smile was as big as hers.

Maybe as big. But not as beautiful.

~Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Glancing up

Into the car mirror

Or brushing my teeth,

Sometimes, I catch a glimpse of it.

Sometimes, the tears cascade down my cheeks,

Or they just well up in the windows

Of my soul.

But I wouldn’t trade those moments

For a million dollars.

I love seeing her smile —

Our smile.

It’s one of the simple things

That holds us

Together

While we’re apart.

I miss her every day.

But her smile —

With all its warmth,

Compassion,

Tenderness

And dear silliness —

Comforts my soul.

I thank God

It’s there when I’m

Glancing up

Into the car mirror

Or brushing my teeth.

It’s beautiful…

~Christina Galeone

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