From the mouth of babes
I don’t know how we got onto the topic of mums but A came out with the wisest and most mature of comforting words which took my breath away, considering she’d just turned six. I told her my mum had just passed away and that was why I’d been away so long and tears were threatening to stream down my cheeks. She looked me in the eye and said, ‘Don’t be sad, it is all part of nature, when you die your daughter will cry too.’ Wow. The kid is too young to have encountered the death of a close family member, so where that philosophical acceptance of the cycle of life comes from is a mystery.
Sometimes truth and wisdom come out of the mouths of babes with such clarity and purity that they speak directly to your heart.