Everyday something occurs to reel me in to the moment. While chatting with B about life, she on my lap with her hands holding my face, one of these moments occurred. Instantly she stopped talking (a very rare instant) and just stared into my eyes. With a wise smile she said “I see myself in your eyes”.
Ok she was referring to literally seeing her reflection in my eyes, but just her saying that with such intensity cut deep.
We try to see ourselves in our children, but how different would our parenting be if our focus was for our children to see themselves in us? Oh the world would be a different place, don’t you think?