This post is from the lovely Susan, from MummyDaze (you can also follow her on Twitter here).
When you wish upon a star
It was just another busy day with the usual rushing, errands, deadlines, pick up, drop off etc.
Miss3, Miss 1 and I had just pulled up at home after a long day at work and childcare. We got out of the car and I started lugging the daily myriad of bags inside.
Suddenly Miss 3 stopped and looked up at the sky: “MUM! I can see today’s first star! Quick, come look!”
I went over to see a solitary shiny star and a child entranced. The star burning bright in the sky, the other in my heart. I told Miss 3 “when you see the first star of the night you need to say star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight. And you need to wish for something you really really want.”
On that note Miss3 asked for her privacy and made her wish. Her wish (yes, of course I was listening in) was to see more pretty stars in the sky. She then came inside and we continued our normal evening routine.
Two hours later as I was readying them for bed I remembered her wish. I called out to her to go outside and check if her wish had come true. With utter excitement she ran outside, looked into the night’s sky and was full of joy and amazement that her wish had been fulfilled.
Her face was full of light, joy, innocence and true wonderment at such a simple thing. She was just pure happiness at that moment. And in that moment, I realised that it truly is the simple things that matter.
It is the small moments that make up this big thing called life: it’s the smile of your children, the heart melting sound of their laughter and the look of wonder in their eyes when they realise that sometimes in life, magical things can happen.
At that moment I also made a wish. I looked at my little misses, these two beings that carry my heart, and I wished that they would grow to be wise, to be healthy, spirited and to be loved and loving.
But most of all that night, I made a wish that they always carry hope within themselves. That no matter what life throws at them, whatever challenges they face or obstacles they need to overcome they that will always look up at the stars and know, that there is always hope. That if you have the strength to keep moving and hoping, that sometimes, magic does happen.
I’d know. I have my magic. Love you my little misses!
Thanks so much, Susan for contributing this. I loved it.
I already have another one lined up for tomorrow, so stay tuned for that, while I try desperately NOT to vent my white hot anger at the Casey Anthony verdict.
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