Dear Addie: A Mother's Day Thank You!
May 5, 2013 7:48 am
Updated: Jun. 5, 2013 10:13 pm
tyle="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">It's been such a long time since I first met you. Can I say I knew you very well? No, not until you and a certain someone were in 9th grade. I got to hear so much about you back then. Even as a teenager
you impressed me. And then when I needed you most, you were there.
Hard to believe it was 2 years ago that I was urged buy a dear friend to get on Facebook so I could keep in touch with my Navy bound son. Who was one of the first people I tried to "friend"? You. You asked if you knew me and
I told you yes. That wasn't quite true because you only knew me as your one time BFF's mom. Still you accepted me. I was quite grateful that you kindly helped me navigate FB and get through that difficult time. Trust me, sending an only child off to the
military takes a whole lot of help. Not only did I need you but a whole host of friends.
Then the boy came home and I figured our "friend" time was done. You're young. You have your friends, school and work. Yet, we still found time to chat. Then a boyfriend came along and we didn't talk as much. I'd think about
you every so often and bounce a msg to you, just to say "HI". You did the same, just to keep in touch. When you asked for advice I tried to give you my best. When you needed an ear or shoulder I gave it and you did the same. When you came home for Christmas,
I invited you to lunch. I confess I rather wondered how our visit would go. After all my son keeps pointing out how ancient I am and you're so young but I knew you were just the one to give me some much needed help. And you were, generously giving of your
time and expertise. We had a great visit and shared a nice meal. We even exchanged gifts. No, I haven't had coffee or cocoa in your cup. It sits on my kitchen window sill and reminds me of you. I wish you lived closer so we could go thrift store shopping
and then have lunch. Like I once did with my mother and sister. I so miss those days but Mom is no longer here and my sister has moved away.
Even though they say blood is thicker than water, on a day when I felt less than loveable and quite angry with the world, you proved the saying doesn't have to be true. Adopted Dear Daughter, thank you so much for the lovely
card and all that it said! With much love, Addie, I'm afraid you are stuck with me dear!