JULY 24

JULY 24

From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

July 24

Our daughter Ariana moved from baby to toddler with her share of the usual bumps and scraped knees. On these occasions, I’d hold out my arms and say, “Come see me.” She’d crawl into my lap and I’d say, “Are you my girl? My sweetie, beetie Ariana girl?” She’d nod her head and I’d end with, “And I love you forever, for always, and no matter what!”

A few weeks ago I reached my breaking point one afternoon and went into my room for a good cry.

Ariana soon came to my side and said, “Come see me.” She curled up beside me and said, “Are you my mommy? My sweetie, beetie mommy?” I nodded my head and smiled. “And I love you forever, for always, and no matter what!” A giggle, a big hug, and I was off and ready for my next challenge.

Jeanette Lisefski

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