I was feeling sad, and listening to sad music to have a reason to cry while I put my daughter to bed. I thought i should tell her what was going on.
“Veronica, I had a tough day. Someone told me i did things wrong, and that hurts to hear. I have been feeling so bad…I started to think a lie. I’m kind of ashamed to tell you what I was thinking. Is it okay to tell you?”
“It made me think I didn’t have a place.”
She gasps, horrified. “Nowhere in the whole UNIVERSE? But you’ll always have a place with me!”
Face in hands. I have to sob for a moment.
She is a bit frightened, she’s never seen me cry like that before. “Come here Veronica.”
I hug her. “You are a wonderful human being. i am so proud to be your mother. Of course I have a place with you.”