Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on present.
I always feel I need to be present to make you feel important.
But the truth is, my presence also makes you feel safe.
It makes you feel like you are heard,
like your voice matters.
Like the distracted mom doesn't have her mind somewhere else.
I am here, with you and for you.
I am here, standing strong with you.
And I know, deep in my soul, that if I am here for the little things turned big in your mind,
you will feel like I am here for the big things we can turn little later.
And the best part, I don't need to know all of the answers.
I just need to be your ear.
The one you feel you can turn to to say almost anything.
The one you feel so comfortable and not judged by.
Because if I am here, with you now, I will be there with you then.
If I am here for the "she picked on me"
If I am here for the "he hurt me"
If I am here for the "my teacher said the funniest thing today"
If I am here for the "my test was harder than I thought"
If I am here for the "lunch and recess were so much fun"
then you will come to me with the "he broke up with me"
then you will come to me with the "it hurts to go to school"
then you will come to me with the "I feel like I have no friends"
then you will come to me with the "this is where I want to go to college"
then you will come to me with the "I hurt" or the "I feel great" or the "I need a good cry right now".
Because this mom won't judge
won't be distracted
won't be missing from your life.
This mom is here, present with you.
So you are always safe, with me.