Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A future reminder.

"She told me what I already knew: I’d have to sit this one out, as well as the next one and the one after that and the one after that, too. It was time to let the kids figure this stuff out on their own. But in a vehement tone that I imagine she reserves for her most unruly clients (she’s a real estate attorney), Mom did give me one tangible way to help: “You just make sure that when those girls walk in that door every day,” she said, “they never doubt that home is the most comforting place for them to be. That is what you can do.”"

I read this beautiful article in a Real Simple magazine several months ago, and this quote stuck with me. The author, Jenny Rosenstrach, wrote this essay in regards to her young teenage daughter who was having a hard time with school friendships. She didn't know how to quite help her daughter, so she did as what most women do, she called her mom. The advice her mother gave her just struck me as profound and I find myself keeping this as reminder for the time I have children. I hope that when the time comes, I am able to make home feel like the safest and most comforting place in this world. And that no matter what happens, home will always be a place they can just be.