The Child Within

It’s quite amazing the strength that comes to us when we nurture ourselves, when we acknowledge the scared child within and hold her, making her secure. We face nothing alone. Together, we can face anything. ~ Casey, Karen. Peace a Day at a Time: 365 Meditations for Wisdom and Serenity. Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.

We are all, in part, the child we were.
We may now be able to walk from school
to home, yet as we hold tightly
to the instructions Mother repeated
day after day as she prepared us
not realizing the obvious,
making a simple mistake of not
walking to the opposite corner
before beginning to count blocks
and make the turns in order…
the terror when home had moved,
the sense to run back and find a teacher
who asked the right questions
and got Mother there…we carry that first grader
deep within, and we still make mistakes
but have inside the kind teacher as well.
With the strength of love that surrounds us
we face nothing alone, and together
we can face anything!