I often think of my 5 year old daughter as an old soul. She was born with two conditions that most people think of the elderly having. She was born with a cataract and has been battling Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis since she started walking. My own Benjamin Button I use to say. As I have grown to see her personality bloom, I am more convinced that she is an adult in a little body. I woke up this weekend as she slowly creeped in to snuggle in our bed, looked at her and asked "so Maya how is life so far"? She quickly answered "I dont know". Here is how the rest of the dialogue went:
Me "Is life good?" Maya "Yes".
Me "Is life giving you everything you need"? Maya "Yes"
Me "Is life keeping you happy" Maya "Yes"
Me "Is life giving you Love?" Maya "No"
Me "No?" Maya "Silly Mommy, Life doesn't give love."
Me "It doesn't? What gives love"?
Maya "You give love. Life doesn't do that...we do"!
Simply spoken and yet so powerful. We dont give love to our children to receive it. Why should we expect life to give love? WE MUST GIVE IT!
Nothing is Impossible!