Sometimes she just knocks my socks off

The other day, Riley wanted to talk to me about something personal and pressing for her. We had a nice chat, in which I shared some related things I’d experienced when I was her age. When we were done she said, “Mom, you had a hard life growing up, but now you know a lot of stuff and I benefit from it because I can talk to you about anything.”

God I hope that’s true.

And if it is, everything in my whole life that led up to her uttering those sentiments, will have been worth it.

7 thoughts on “Sometimes she just knocks my socks off

  1. Haaaaaaapy now!

    What a lovely gift she gave you – and herself by realizing and appreciating your wisdom and what it offers her.


  2. Your soul and hers are so intertwined. It is clear that she is here to help you grow as much as you are here to help her. Beautiful.

  3. Dear Michelle, Yes–everything works together unto good. Or so I have always believed and that philosophy seems to be the story of my life. Peace.

  4. That is so sweet, Michelle! You’re a great mom and clearly Riley feels so comfortable with you. I hope Sophie and I have the same relationship when she talks to me about things that are important to her too.