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I haven’t had a brilliant day.
Today two women that I am very close to have both been struggling knowing that their adult daughters (also lovely women that I love very much) are hurting. In both cases they live very far away from their daughters and although they wouldn’t be able to do much practically for them if they were closer, it must be awfully hard to know that their child is in pain and be unable to see them and give them a hug.
I know I wish I had the ways and means to just go see them, be there for them.
But it must be so much harder for their mothers.
So tonight I am thankful that my children are little.
That whatever small hurts or worries they endured today I was able to soothe with a hug, and in Lula’s case a breastfeed.
I know that it won’t be forever.
I know they will grow up and go out into the world, with all its pain and heartbreak and challenges.
But just for tonight I am thankful they are here.
I will think of the two lovely ladies out there who are in pain.
And I will think of their mums who would give anything to be able to fix things for their daughters.
And before I go to sleep tonight I will kiss the tiny foreheads of my two children and know they are sleeping safe and sound and close to me.
And for that I truly am thankful.
Today I’m linking up with Kate Says Stuff for Thankful Thursday.