This made me think about the old saying, "It's as plain as the nose on your face." Sometimes we think something is not real, not there, because due to whatever is going on in our lives, we do not see what we valued and what was part of us for so long . . . we do not see our own "nose". So, we think our "nose" is not really there - we may even think it was never there, but to others who see our "noses", they are, "as plain as the nose on our face!"
Sometimes we need the wisdom and perspective of others who love us and who are wise - people we have respected for a long time . . . who see the truth to help us - to be our mirrors - so we are able to see our "noses" once again and believe again.
There may be times our grandchildren/children need us to be this mirror. They need us to help them see the truth. We need to be their mirrors in a world which is often confusing if they should believe their "nose" is gone and turn away from what they once knew and believed. As grandparents we have lived more than a few years and should have this wisdom to offer the ones we love.
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