Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Affirmation. From Emma. I am bemused and proud and astonished and almost a little weepy. 

Yesterday, after I finished resetting the latch plate on the loom room door, I turned around to see Emma looking at me oddly. Wondering what was up, I asked if everything was ok. 

She looked at me and said "Mom, you're good at fixing things. You're a strong, independent woman, and I'm learning to be one too."

I didn't really know what to say. I wasn't even sure if she was just quoting a book or something. I was afraid I was going to burst into tears.

I settled for an arms-waving-in-the-air shout of YAY US!!! and a big hug. 


Claire said...

Wow! That is a pretty grown up thing to say. She is pretty special, and so are you!

aknitter said...

What a moment!!! You are both strong women!

Kris said...

Emma is full of awesome for encouraging you like that. What a great kid....and a great momma too.

katierizzio said...

she, and you, are so aweome. that's amazing. that sort of validates a lot about the last couple of years, eh?