{Weekly Writing Challenge} Their future, through the door…

08 May

IMG_4656It’s about 2:30 in the morning, and I see her coming in. The little body walked through our bedroom door, and I hear the sound of the so-familiar tip-toeing business… 

Her half-asleep self, messy hair, teary eyes, tell me she’s lost her sleep, and has come seeking comfort and protection in her parents room… not an uncommon event, and like any other night, I guide her towards the bed. She lies down next to me…

We hug, cuddle, and while asking her the reason for her sadness, I’m told she’s afraid.

My five-year-old tells me she’s had a dream, and in the dream she felt lost, lonely, and didn’t know where to go for help, nor who to talk to… She tells me she’s afraid of growing up, and in becoming an adult, leaving us [her parents] behind, like what I did, in her words, ‘when I left my  mother, and became her mommy’…

I let her know it had just been a dream, and that she was safe with me – her father and I would always protect her. I then, confessed I also used to fear the unknown, and often times, was too scared to think about it…

I told her that when I was her age, I used to fear growing up, and being left by the ones I loved. At her age I also began understanding the meanings of life and death, and all the events in between…

IMG_4645She’ll never have to feel lost or alone. We’d always be there, for her, for her big brother and her baby sister…

I told her the Future is something amazing, it’s like a dream you have no idea it’s coming, until you close your eyes at night, and let your mind take over your body…

By then, the teary eyes were gone, and through the fade light in our bedroom, the little girl hesitated in opening up a smile, which she finally did… I felt her comfort, her confidence, her trust. I knew she understood she didn’t have to fear for the unknown.

The future is just part of a sweet dream all of us experience… when we close our eyes, and let our minds take us through the bedroom door… into the unknown… 😮


Thanks for the inspiration! 😮 

{Backstory} This week, the inspiration comes from walking through a door… imaginary, or a physical portal… 



Posted by on May 8, 2013 in ART, LOVE


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12 responses to “{Weekly Writing Challenge} Their future, through the door…

  1. lifebydmagdalene

    May 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    It’s been a while since my two girls had nightmares that needed my attention. Both in their late teens, the monsters are now manageable…:D

    I am nominating you for the WordPress Family Award created by Shaun Gibson.
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  2. Lily Mugford

    May 8, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Dreams are so real to children, I am so glad she was welcomed into a safe warm bed to be comforted.


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 8, 2013 at 9:01 am

      It’s my duty, as a mom, right? We’ve all been there… haven’t we? 😮 Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your thoughts – much appreciated!


  3. Marcia Clarke

    May 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Beautiful post; all I have to add is…enjoy each moment for our children grow up in the blink of an eye!


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 8, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Thanks, Marcia! That’s what everyone keeps telling me, especially when I’m feeling a bit tired, and directionless… 😮 They tell me that I’ll miss all the worries, when it’s all over… and will want to go back! 😮


  4. Lucid Gypsy

    May 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    So sweet, I can just feel her settling in.


  5. mattaspden28

    May 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    A lovely read! And thank you for the pingback, I still do not know how to do those! 🙂


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      May 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! Regarding the pingback, you simply add the person’s/blog’s url at the end of your text… or use Zemantha for suggestions! 😮 Take care, Raquel.


      • mattaspden28

        May 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

        Fantastic, thank you, I tried reading the help guide but still struggled! 🙂 x


        • 3rdCultureChildren

          May 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm

          Glad to help. When it all fails, try copying and pasting the pingback/trackback link straight from the WP comments page – it always works! 😮



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