The phone rang at 9:00 last night. My daughter was in tears. “Mom, you have to come pick me up!’ She was over at her best buddy’s house for a sleep over, and the girls had accidentally watched a news story on Youtube about someone who died. “They actually showed the body!” she expressed. She was scared and wanted the comfort of home and sleeping in Mommy & Daddy’s bed.
Part of me wanted to make her tough it out, but I could hear the panic in her voice. She was genuinely freaked out from whatever she saw, and I wanted to hug her.
So, I picked her up, got under the covers and snuggled her as we watched our favorite show, “Cake Boss” together. She didn’t make it through the episode. She was asleep in a matter of moments.
Sometimes, despite what’s practical, you just need your Mommy. I get that. I’m 42-years-old, and sometimes just need my Mommy, too.
My song of the day today is a classic. Whitney Houston’s version of “The Greatest Love of All” still gives me chills when I hear it. Blog readers…I will tell you – The greatest love of them all is between a mother and her children, and that it is why it is my song of the day. Enjoy — and go give your a kiddos a hug, because they need it.