Brittany called today on her way home from an interview for an internship. It had been a positive experience and she was over-the-moon excited about the possibilities of this opportunity. We chatted about the kind of job it would be, the location, the kind of commute it would entail. She has other inquiries she is pursuing but really liked what she heard today.
While she was calling to tell me about the interview, Brittany was also motivated to call because of something she saw in the interviewer’s face today. He shared something about his own 24-year-old daughter and the love evidenced in his face and voice made her realize her own parents must get looks like that some times. She knew that our chat was probably producing that kind of look on my face at that very moment.
How right she was. I feel like I have that look all the time when she is with me and telling me about her joy and pride in herself but maybe it is just too hard for a child to see in their own parent. Maybe I have missed seeing it in my own folks’ faces. I guess that is why expressing thoughts and feelings in words is so crucial, because just a look is not enough.
I love you, Brittany, and I am so proud and happy for you.