Monday, November 11, 2013

November 11

Sit.  Be still. Be quiet.  Listen to that fresh-faced girl with the sprinkle of freckles across the bridge of her nose and unruly brunette curls she tucks behind her ear.  She lost her fourth molar this week.  She worries over fractions in word problems.  She forgot her agenda at home yesterday.  She can't find the homework webpage online.  She wonders if her feet are too big, or whether her eyes might really be hazel rather than brown, if she'll be taller than you.  She wants to be like you, but not just like you because she is her own young self with a life wide open and so many amazing paths to choose from.  Start a conversation, but check all your adult wisdom and years of experience at the door.  It's amazing what she will share when she knows that you are listening with whole heart, not just waiting for a pause to tell her what she knows that you already know.

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