“I hope she never hesitates
to call on me.
I hope she knows
she can come to me with anything
I hope she knows I will cheer for her
in any place in life where she finds triumph
no matter how great or how trivial.
I hope she never thinks there is any accomplishment too small
for her mother to celebrate with her.
I hope she knows she never has to tuck away
her pain, her struggles,
her worries, or her troubles.
I hope she never fears shame or embarrassment
when laying her heart on the table.
I hope she knows she can call on me
no matter what.
And that I will be there to meet her
with an open mind
with empathy and compassion
and with a mother’s fierce, unconditional love
maybe she won’t call
just because she knows she can talk to me about anything
But she’ll call
because she wants to talk to me about everything.
That is my hope.”
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