On Thursday Riley had a cold, and did not feel up to Girls on the Run. There had been some discord in the group while I was away and I was prepared to give them a stern talking to, so I was more than happy to let Riley stay home because she certainly would have taken it personally, even though she was not one of the ones acting out.
Girls on the Run wound up going really well. I walked home after it feeling good. My street is a very long street. I could see them way before they ever saw me. Riley and Seth were out in the yard, playing. She was twirling and running around happily. He was in his fedora, every now and then his play interrupted by a sudden burst of MJ moves.
Seeing them from far away…I smiled. With each step my heart just felt fuller and fuller.
The thought that went through my mind was this:
“There are two of the best people on the planet.”
And I know I’m their mom, and I might perhaps be a teeny bit biased, but they are really, really good kids. I am so blessed to get to have that thought. I am so blessed to get to be their mother.