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I saw you smile

Yes, you the dad in the big black SUV.

I saw you drop your kid off at the High School.

Than I saw you see us waiting for you to acknowledge Emily before I would let her cross in front of your big SUV.

She got half way through, suddenly turned around, came back to me quickly and kissed me goodbye… than she crossed the street.

I saw you at that time, I saw you smile! You saw Emily kiss me goodbye and it made your day.

I don’t know what you were thinking but I would like to imagine that for a small moment you were a little envious of our relationship. That for a really short moment before remembering that Emily needed help with her book bag and with crossing the street… For a small moment you wished you had a goodbye kiss or at least a hug…

As I smiled back at you I thought…”I’m a lucky mom, I get goodbye kisses… Almost every single day!”


10 thoughts on “I saw you smile

  1. How very, very sweet. I know that Allie is always so loving, so excited to see us and so willing to give hugs. I hope that never ends. I know with Nate it will. He’ll get to that age where it won’t be cool (or whatever it’s called by then). But I don’t think Allie will. And for that, I’m grateful and obviously, you are, too.

    • It is a gift that comes with Emily’s diagnosis. For all the struggles, I get the equivalent in love, hugs and kisses. I’ll take it and I’ll be grateful that its there. I will keep enjoying it for as long as I can.

  2. I love this post! It made your day and I am sure it did the same for that kind man…and writing it here brought me back to when my kids were younger…we still kiss of course but I have to run after it…didn’t have to then.

    • Thank you! I take all the positive and success in Emily’s life and celebrate them. I don’t ask for the kisses, I figured that one day she might no longer kiss me goodbye in front of people and I first assumed this morning was it, she was walking away without kissing me goodbye. I would miss it but would see this as a new milestone. I have to admit, it made me smile that she turned around and came back for it :).

      • I NEVER outgrew kissing my mom…up to my 20’s, I would kiss her everytime I walked out the house…so that would be many many times a day:) Mom has dementia today but never forgot kissing, I am so blessed with this. I just thought of a poem to write on my other blog…cool! kisses and hugs to ya, cl

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