My daughter needs help studying for her math test on Monday. I told her that I would help her study on Sunday afternoon. Rather than relief, she felt anxious.
"What if you are too tired to help me?" she cried.
I do not expect to be too tired, but her concern is not unfounded. Sometimes I get very tired, very suddenly (or after a very busy morning, which I will have this Sunday).
My daughter learned a new expression last night:
"We will cross that bridge when we come to it," I told her, trying to calm her fears.
I had to explain the meaning to her. It was kind of cute. But she got it.
She looked up at me, from under her covers, with her slightly moist, bright, beautiful eyes.
She needed additional reassurance.
Now that she understood the meaning, I repeated our new mantra:
"We will cross that bridge when we come to it."
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,