Ranya, my older daughter, made quite an interesting reflection today. While seated in our airplane ready for take off to Philadelphia, she said she was feeling nervous. When questioned, she replied she feels like this before every takeoff.
Subsequently, she looked at me and said ' Don't we feel like this before starting anything new, before a change? We are nervous and unsure of what is to come. But once we are cruising in the air, we are asking ourselves " Why in the world were we scared in the first place?" comparing to our feelings when we have gotten used to something. Then, when we land, we are looking forward to doing this all over again. Just like when we are done with doing something exciting !! '
I smiled at her and complimented her on her reflection. A matured reflection from a 12 year old. Well said, darling.
My home is
usually in a mess and has dust settled on almost everything. But I believe laughter and love will win the day. In 20 years, my girls won't remember how messy the house was but will remember the time we spent together and the love they felt...