Extra love for all the moms and daughters.
Think about mother and daughter relationships. There’s no relationship more beautiful, meaningful and complicated. It’s woven of time, love, hate, admiration, dependence, resentment, tears, disgust, distrust, learning, forgetting, forgiving, pain, laughter, softness, faith, edges and glitter and agonizing freedom. No matter how different they grow to be or how far apart they move, nothing can fully sever the bond that is born when a mother risks her own life to give new life to a daughter.
At least that’s what I’ve been thinking lately. This week as Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher were laid to rest; I found it fascinating that Debbie said, “I live right in front of my daughter.” She was talking about logistics, but the statement took on deeper meaning for me. We mothers live “right in front” of our daughters and our daughters see right through us. They know us in a way no…
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