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February 24, 2012

Nice things: Emails from friends

Filed under: Motherhood, Personal — Tags: , — llcall @ 5:56 am

I got the nicest email recently from a very good friend.

Thanks for the pep talk. Thanks for everything. You really are very nice and helpful for me as I try to grow up. I keep putting off adulthood; thank you for inviting me into it with care and patience.

Predictably, I teared up a bit while reading it.  It means a lot to me coming from someone I care about so much.  She thanked me for being and doing exactly what I have hoped to be and do in my friendship with her.  It doesn’t always happen that way . . . you know what I mean?  Where what you are trying to communicate comes across precisely as you hoped it would.

It was also poignant because I thought about Addison and how it would mean everything if someday she could say the same thing, that I have invited her into adulthood with “care and patience.”  That’s the goal, I guess, summed up quite simply.

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1 Comment »

  1. Love it. I’m still reading your blog, just don’t have the mental capacity to make meaningful comments. I miss you and I want to talk to you soon, just don’t expect a meaningful conversation! With my m-i-l here, and f-i-l coming next week to join her, I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to call. It may be after the 4th. Not that I can blame them. Most of my “free” time is spent meeting my or my children’s immediate physiological needs (sleep, food, emptying my breasts). But things are good, overall.

    Comment by v. blanchard — February 24, 2012 @ 8:00 pm


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