Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

I stand in my room looking into the mirror
Not the short mirror where I can only see my upper self
The LONG one where I can see all of myself
So many words go through my mind
Fat, old, grey,
How?

I do sometimes long for the me who looked in the mirror
so long ago.

But wait.

She didn’t like what she saw either.
The words that went through her mind were…
Fat, hair too curly, freckles
When?

I hear the creak of my bedroom door
I look and find my daughter watching me
She looks concerned and curious
“Why do you look so sad Mommy?”
I smile and say,
“I am not sad, I am just getting older.”
“Well,” she says,
“I think you are beautiful!”
Then she turns and leaves the room.
I look back into the mirror
Hey…. not so bad after all.
So many words go through my mind.
Love, gratitude, beautiful children, contentment
Finally!

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My Blog, which began as a mommy blog and turned into a writing website, www.write2survive.com, is the product of my years of being home with my children and trying to find ways to keep myself sane. I have always had this feeling, coming from a single mother, that I have to contribute financially and that I have to be able to take care of myself and my children. having been married, being a NYC school teacher, having four children, living in Newtown, CT and trying to find a way to get through each day with a smile has always been something I've strived for. My stories, articles and poems will do a lot of things but mostly make you feel. I think that is what is so wonderful about having the ability to write. I have been given the gift of taking my emotions and transferring them to written word. Once that is done, I can share those words with others who may feel better, maybe just for a moment, but better nonetheless having read my words. I am glad you are here and hope you will stay:)
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