Wednesday, December 30, 2009

To My Daughter On the Ocassion Of Her First Skinned Knee

There are things I want to savor as your mother.

1) This moment -
You don't know how fast it will be until it's over and you've fallen and you get back up and you might have cried but I know you, my sweet

Are you OK? yeah.

You'll nod and wipe your nose and tears will still be coming, but they might be from the December wind hitting your eyes because you'll be off and running again already. So soon. Fearless and growing up fast right before my eyes.

You'll fall again and again - in different places and times - with school, with friends, with boys and jobs and every time you skin your knee, please go ahead and cry and then get back up and keep running.

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