On Monday morning, first day of March Break, I was in the bathtub getting ready for the day when Moxie (my 9 year old) came in and sat on the floor beside me.
“Mom, I wrote this thing a while ago but just decided that I wanted to share it with you,”
In my head I was thinking that I needed to rush through my bath so that I could get ready for work and get her and her brother packed up and off to the bus station so they could spend the week with their grandparents. But instead of putting her off I said, “Sure Moxie, I’d love to hear what what you wrote.”
and thank goodness because this is what I got:
“Many people don’t believe in unicorns. They say there is no evidence so they are not real. I personally believe in this majestic beast, but real or not, they are a sign of hope. My family has had a difficult past but even so, the hope that lies in us is much stronger than the grief inside us.” ~ Moxie Hooper (age 9)
Needless to say that as soon as she mentioned our ‘difficult past’ (what a diplomatic way to say her Dad took his life), I was incredibly thankful that the steam from the bath disguised my teary eyes.
I asked her if I could share this on the Team Adventurers blog and she agreed (as long as I fixed the spelling) .
There is not much I need nor want to add to this other than,
you should always:
- believe in majestic beasts and,
- never lose faith
because “the hope that lies in us is much stronger than the grief inside us.”