And the other day,
my girl and I talked about maths.
My girl became so afraid, she wept and wept
because she thought I was going to make her do it.
But all we were doing was talking.
I drew a picture of my girl's fear.
I said, I think it looks a bit like this:
because I knew it so, so well.
I held my daughter close and said,
I know how you feel and how hard this must be.
But, if you can,
if you can,
try to not let fear be the boss of you.
You will be amazed at what you can do.
Sometimes and often, my children find a way past their fears.
It is so beautiful when they do.
I try this daily.
Keeping close to me
the promise held in those wings.
not to be outdone
drew an amended picture of her fear