Whole World – A Story About Moms
Whole World – Moms come in all shapes & sizes, but they’re pretty easy to recognize because they’re the ones who teach you stuff all the time about how to be in the world
& sometimes that sounds a lot like: chew with your mouth closed, sit still. stand up straight, be polite, Look them in the eye.
& sometimes it seems like that sort of thing doesn’t add up to a whole lot.
Until the day you feel the soft ache of love in your heart that makes you take care with a friend who hurts or when you look in a stranger’s tired eyes
& you stop & smile. Or when you listen to the ABC song for the thousandth time & you laugh & say ‘again’
& suddenly you understand that is the real thing moms do
& it adds up to the whole world.
Whole World reminds us that there’s no formula for being a parent, but that all those little decisions we make each day really add up to something much bigger than ourselves. Brian Andreas is a writer and artist at StoryPeople.