I never much liked my freckles. I remember being teased a bit about them since I was pretty much the only kid who had them. Even the boy I liked called me Freckles and it wasn’t all cute like when Sawyer said it on Lost.
I tried covering them up with makeup. I tried lemon juice like they did on the Brady Bunch but they were still there.
I was outside waiting for the bus with my kids and it was a little chilly. I had one on my left and one on my right with my arms around them.
I looked down at them and saw a sprinkling of freckles on each of their noses and cheeks.
And my thoughts were about how adorable those freckles looked. How they are little pieces of me showing through on their faces.
I had to admit to myself that freckles aren’t bad. They are beautiful. They tie us together. I love the freckles on my babies.
And I hugged them a little tighter and my heart smiled.
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