The Mirror of Erised


The Mirror of Erised shows nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desires of our hearts. However, it will give neither knowledge or truth. Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or even possible.

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

-Albus Dumbledore

When we were putting the boys' desks together, Kev caught my attention by holding one of the frames in front of himself and Damian like a large picture frame. He announced that they were in the Mirror of Erised. Then he remarked that if I were in the Room of Requirement, my deepest desire would be to see them reflected in the magical mirror. He smiled proudly because he knew it would affect me, but I don't think he knew the magnitude of his words. I excused myself to take care of the itch that suddenly developed on my nose (tears).

Yes. Yes. A thousand synchronous yeses.

This thankful mama would sit in front of the ancient glass and see the three of us, exactly as we are.

Happy 10th Birthday to my Kevin.