a cup of jo.
“Home Is Where People are Happy to See You.
Whenever I see (or call or email) my mom, she always acts ecstatic. Even though I’m usually regaling her with something super boring (“I’m ordering Mexican for dinner tonight,” “I’m kind of sleepy today,” “Did you see that it snowed?”), she’s always thrilled to hear every detail. although I’m 33 years old, it feels reassuring to have someone who is so reliably happy that you exist.
So, now that I have a child of my own, I make it a point to never hide how happy I am to see him. Even if I’m buried in emails or writing a post, I’ll look up and grin, eyes twinkling, when he walks in the door. And of course when I’m done working, we play together around the house, whether it’s guitar, trucks, puzzles or jumping on the bed. I want him to always know, 100%, that his mama is happy to see him. Then, wherever he is, he’ll feel at home.”
A CUP OF JO //
•Photos: Photo #1 was taken by us; photo #2 is by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo.