My kiddos at home and school, DO NOT hang on the porch, sit atop our fence post or climb a tree to get a glimpse of me coming.
My kiddos at home and school, DO NOT usually hug my neck or kiss my check in greeting. They do not throw their arms about me or clamber up and onto my back whenever I come near. My kids are pretty dang affectionate. But never have they been so very glad to see me, their mama…even when I have been away awhile, as were these kiddos.
I was, we were, perfect STRANGErs. We didn’t look like them or understand most anything they said to us…we didn’t dress like them or style our hair like them or have hardly anything in common with them…all that they knew was that we were coming to see THEM! And that seemed more than enough to warrant the greeting we gained.