flying

The other morning I was struggling. Facing things felt hard. The small scared child inside of me said “I can’t.” She whispered “It’s impossible.” All I wanted to do was hide.

On our walk to school that morning, Etta and I made a magic potion from pine needles and flower petals, a potion that would grant us amazing super powers. As she skipped along, Etta asked what super power I wanted. I could have any power at all!

“I want to be super brave,” I answered, still feeling small and scared.

Without hesitation Etta took my hand in hers. She said, “But Mama, you already ARE super brave!”

I thanked her for the reminder.

And decided that I would fly.

mama flying
Original drawing by Etta Beck

Veronica Beck

Veronica Beck is a technical writer, blogger, and formerly reluctant parent.

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julie
julie
4 months ago

Etta is so very wise

Jeanne waters
1 month ago

You go, Girl!

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