“This is the worst day of my entire life,” my daughter sobs. Her eyes are red and tears are dripping down her cheeks.
Today someone adopted the last puppy we have been fostering for the animal shelter. Today the big beautiful tree that shaded our front yard was taken down. My daughter mourned the birds’ nests that she will never again watch from her window. She said goodbye to her furry little friend.
In her eight years of life, this day was the first time I saw the twinkle in her eye dull just a bit.
My darling daughter, I hope this really is the worst day of your life. I hope your heart never hurts more than it does right now. The road ahead will be full of twists, turns and potholes. I will be your cheerleader, your cloak, your calm in the storm. I will pick you up when you fall, dust you off, and watch as you continue on your journey.
Even on the “worst day of your life,” I will be there.
Melissa, a former teacher, enjoys finding the humor in her everyday life. Thanks to her three daughters, there’s never a dull moment. She has written for MomSense, Scary Mommy, and several Austin websites. Her blog, Domestic Engineering, helps to keep her sane.
Photo credit: License by Rolands Lakis.