As I was digging through my boxes and unpacking, I found this journal that my daughter and I had used to help us understand one another during the “difficult years” of 13-17. Whenever one of us had an issue that we were having troubles sharing or expressing face to face, we would write a letter to the other in our journal.
When I pulled it out of the box and opened the cover, this is what I read.
To my Ma Dukes on her 41st Birthday…
The title of this book is Reflection
And in it
We will place a collection
of the memories
the good, the bad
and sometimes the ugly
Through tough times and arguments and fuss
we come out fine
The time we spend together
is cherished in my mind
Because I know you’re my mother forever
Even though I’m not perfect,
you’ve never given up on me
It makes it easy to see
That like mother, like daughter
we are a reflection
A reflection of each other
What a gift that was to find today. A piece of past, written for me to revisit and realize how wonderful my little girl is, how wonderful all my children are, and how blessed I’ve been by having them in my life. No matter what.