Boo-Boos and Mama Kisses
There’s a special magic of motherhood
when a simple kiss has the power
to sooth and heal your hurts,
Both real and imagined.
It’s an awe-inspiring, yet humbling, ability.
Skinned knees, stubbed toes, pinched fingers…
You run to me, believing wholeheartedly
In my healing kiss.
Someday there will be hurts that I can’t fix,
Wounds my kiss won’t — can’t — heal.
Hurt feelings, the gnawing ache of disappointment,
A broken heart.
But for now, for today at least,
I can wrap you in my arms,
Wipe away your tears,
And kiss the boo-boos away.