Yesterday Eden wrote this email to her dad in Toronto. She had asked to use my computer and carefully typed this:
Dear daddy, I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally miss you. did you get the fancy hotel soap?:) well ok please listen, did you love ninja? or did you just love us, and not want to hurt our feelings. I don”t want us to have a dog that you have no part of. that you do not like. daddy I wrote this my self. love Eden. bye-bye.
I love the whole thing. It’s just a little email and so much more. I love her concern about Paul, the wisdom in knowing that parents often go along with things for the pleasure it brings our children, for love.
“…that you have no part of. that you do not like.” It’s so easy to just want something and not really care about another’s needs and wishes.
And then, “daddy I wrote this my self.” This undoes me.
Aw, thank you for your note Eden. I miss you a lot too. I’ve got some soap & its a little fancy – you can be the judge. I thought Ninja was adorable & I’m sure I would love him a lot too if he was ours. You’re so sweet to ask me. I love you. Bye bye angel.
Sherry C says
So sweet. All of it.