July 23, 2016

*Out of the blue, Isobel asks me this question in an airport bathroom…*

“Mommy, do you love everybody in the whole entire world?”

*I had to stop and consider an appropriate answer. My initial response was, ‘Fuck no”- but I needed to rethink it. What is she trying to learn by asking me this? She looks up at me, curious, with her bright, honest, hazel eyes.
So I said yes.*

“Yes. Yes, Is, I love everybody in the whole entire world, because we are all family, we are all connected, and we all need each other. There are quite a few people I’d like to address some things with, but yes, baby, I love everybody.”
“Me, too.”
“I had a feeling you did.”

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December 15, 2015

*I stop after doing Is’s hair today, and give her a big hug. I tell her I love her and hug her some more.*

“Mommy. Do that again.”
“What, hug you? Sure thing. I love you!”
“Do you love me… even when I’m busy?”
“Yes.”
“Even when I’m not here?”
“Absolutely. I love you all the time.”

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