Alex's reply surprised me, "Of course," as he assumed a seated position. I knew he didn't know how to braid.
Resisting every urge to insert myself into this sweet father-daughter moment, I peered out of the corner of my eye to watch my dearest husband getting a good grip on the already-parted three sections of wet hair.
There was quiet, as my husband took a calm assessment of the situation. And then I received a gentle request to assist. As I gave him the most minimal guidance possible, the braiding began and ended with the rubber band.
"Let me know what my grade is Eva," he yelled as Miss Style marched into the bathroom. I held my breath to hear, "I'd give it a B minus Dad. It sticks out at the bottom but is very centered."
Extremely pleased, Alex announced that "Big Al's Braid Shop" was now open for business.
Are you there for others? “Being There” sometimes requires saying yes, even when we aren’t sure we can do it or want to do it.
Who is there for you? Are you asking for what you need? Sometimes others need to know how to Be There for us. Is it time, support, a listening ear, help, space, permission to dream big, patience . . .
Invite others to Be There for you and see what shops open for business. You may be surprised.
Let me know!