This is one of my favorites,
if not my number one,
from 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.
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.