Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mom, can you please hold my wand?

I heard a little girl say this to her mother as I passed them on the street the other day and couldn't help but laugh to myself.  The child was wearing a poofy pink skirt and clearly had something important she needed to do that would require both hands, which meant parting with her wand for a moment. 

It made me think—even when we don’t need our moms, we still need our moms. There are those days where we just don’t feel like we can do it alone and need someone to help us through.  Or days when we just don’t know if we can deal with all it means to be an adult. Or days when we just need someone to prop us up a bit until the rough times pass and we can pick back up where we left off.  To lend us strength when we feel like we’ve run out of our own.

It seems that no matter how “grown up” we get, Mom is still the one we run to for advice, comfort, encouragement, validation…or just to hold our wands for a bit.  And what would we do without her?

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms. Especially my own.  Heaven knows she's held my wand more times than I can count.


Sister Dodge said...

Love this post. It made me smile. Hope you are doing well. Hugs to you and Mr. Wixom (said in a kind of Charlotte Bronte way). ~Sandi

Courtney said...

You just made me cry. And I'm at work. Thanks a lot, Chelsea!