"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."-Dr. Suess
Today I'm linking up with Lisa Jo for Five Minute Friday where we write for five minutes without edits or backtracking....today's topic...TRUE.
It's there when I calm a tantrum by playing the "I love you" game. "I love you more than all the airplanes," I say and he buzzes his lips like a flying contraption. This grace, this daily grace, this true grace. He gives it to me at night when he puckers for a kiss and snuggles up on his mattress with his thumb in his mouth. He doesn't know. He doesn't know how hard this is for me, how good this is for me, this learning to be a Mama.
It's there in the honest confessions to others of genuine need. The you, the true you, the you that doesn't hide under the sheets, or quake from honesty, the you who contemplates and protects and trusts and every day struggles to think on things that are true. The you who thinks you are no good at something, so has to be reminded every so often that yes, you can, yes, you are. Yes, you are not perfect. But that's okay. It's better to be true.
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