ON THE BACK BURNER

July 2

There is this sappy TV commercial that shows a Mother and daughter and the voice over says,"She was there for you and now you are there for her". Or something like that. I am jealous. I can't remember my Mother being there for me, but I know that my kids are here for me. So somewhere between the two, there must have been some huge epiphany involving me. Without even being aware of it, I must have learned something positive about having an aloof parent, like how to treat special people around you with respect . I get jealous when my friends talk with such love for their Mom's. My mother was never Mom, she was Mother. I know that my kids love me when they say Moth----er, in two syllables . They are either laughing at me, or astounded that I can be so dense. Being a Mom is special. You have to learn from all sources. Take the not so good and put a positive spin on it. So when the time comes and a kid puts their arm around me and the voice over says" she was there for you and now you are there for her", I am going to say, "Not so fast, kiddo,I'm not done".

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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