Healed by Cherubs
To name a few: car prowled, garbage spilled, pork spoiled, license expired, card denied…and more where that came from. I was trying to be all zen about it and NOT focus on the ick stuff happening, but like a sore pimple, for some reason I was compelled to poke at it. I don’t know the trick to ignore or at least shake off when the shit keeps coming (excuse my language, but that is how I felt).
I decided to be honest with the kids and tell them why I wasn’t having a good day. They even witnessed one of my troubling moments (card denied). As much as I was grumpy about it, I also made it light for them (and me) so I asked them to help shake it off. They sang, “Favorite Things”, they brainstormed solutions (back rub, bath, nice meal), they sat quietly when I needed it.
The most beautiful thing though is this…when we got home, they scurried to my daughter’s room and unbeknownst to me, they spent time making me a care package. At dinner they first sang me a lovely choir song about love and light and then they presented me with handmade cards and some of their very own Halloween candy (I am a sucker for candy- pun intended). All of their cards had “my kind of words” on it…”tomorrow is a new day”, peace, love…
Can I just say that my heart grew 10 fold after there ‘mommy care’ ceremony. How can I not have healed from my day? The purest of hearts, the voices of angels, the sweetest sentiments AND CANDY!