I love my daughter to bits.
This afternoon she and I sat in the exciting spring sunshine (never guaranteed here in changeable Melbourne) watching my son training for his beloved sport of cricket. The under 14s were training also and my daughter was identifying the boys from her class, in a sort of roll call fashion, to me.
Perhaps thoughtlessly, I was moved to comment that it must be tough for the boys we know with CFS not to be there, training.
My gorgeous girl looked at me, astonished, and said, “Mum, you just don’t get it do you? We’re all right about it. We get it’s just not our time right now.”
Then she smiled her beautiful smile and carried on, ” That’s why it’s so exciting to hear other people’s news like (some class gossip she told me yesterday) because nothing’s happening for us. So we like hearing about others.”
Now I’m pretty sure the boys don’t actually feel like that but ,wow, I sure am glad she does. Even if it’s only temporary. And I’m going to keep colouring in those colouring books with her and okaying trash tv because we must be doing something right. Or maybe it’s all just due to her enormous heart embracing her world in the best way possible.
You have to love the way sunshine makes us feel. x