Daughter Lashes Out at Mom for Tucking Her In. But What Happens Next is Gold.
Do you remember those nights when your parents would tuck you in? Do you remember how their hands felt when they wanted to make...
Do you remember those nights when your parents would tuck you in? Do you remember how their hands felt when they wanted to make sure you were OK? The daughter in this story grew tired of her mother’s touch, but she soon learns her mistake.
Night after night, she came to tuck me in, even after my childhood years.
Following her longstanding custom, she’d lean down and push my long hair out of way, then kiss my forehead. I don’t remember when it first started annoying me – her hands pushing my hair that way. But it did annoy me for they felt work-worn and rough against my young skin. Finally, one night, I lashed out at her:
“Don’t do that anymore – your hands are too rough!”
She didn’t say a thing in reply. But never again did my mother close out my day with that familiar expression of her love.
Lying awake long afterward, my words haunted me. But pride stifled my conscience, and I didn’t tell her I was sorry.
Time after time, with the passing years, my thoughts returned to that night. By then I missed my mother’s hands, missed her goodnight kiss upon my forehead.
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