Surprise Pedestal for Mom

This is one of my favorites,
if not my number one,
Jo’s list:

One night my daughter told me that they [my kids] knew
there was nothing
they could do that would
stop me loving them
– and that’s why they come to me
when trouble strikes.
It was the moment I was most proud of myself. It still is.


Emanita01 says:
The above shape seems appropriate:
A daughter’s words of appreciation form a pedestal for her mother.
It’s rare that mothers* get to hear such words. And hearing them
sometimes makes all the difference between hoping offspring know and
realizing that they have discovered the depth of a mother’s love.

*or fathers


About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and actively learning how to perform stand-up comedy.
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