Monday, November 20, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Years ago when I needed a babysitter for my daughter while I worked nights, I met Erin. Erin was a teen at the time and she and my daughter got along well and I am forever grateful to her for keeping my daughter safe during the nights I wasn't there. Single moms need trustworthy people around them and Erin was that and more.

My daughter and I moved and Erin and I kept in touch kind of hap-hazardly. We both lived in the same town but worked different schedules. My daughter grew up and got married and I hadn't seen Erin for years. I knew she had a couple of kids and was doing ok. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Erin, her mom and her kids live in the building that I just moved into. We've re-connected and I think her kids are adorable. I comforted her 5 year old little boy last week when he was frightened by the fire alarm and until he lost his shyness enough to talk to the firefighters (it was my fault anyway that he got so scared).

I was pleasantly surprised again today when I found in my mailbox a decorated message from Erin's daughter, (who is 9 years old) to me, and it said:

I AM THANKFUL FOR YOU. HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Well damn! It's going right on my fridge. It doesn't get much sweeter than this.

2 comments:

Sean Carter said...

It feels so nice when you meet up with some close people after years and on this special occasion...and our lives are full of color for people like them...we are thankful for such people in our lives...and i'd also like you to visit my Thanksgiving Blog sometime and share some more of the Thanksgiving spirit and joy...have a great Thanksgivng!!!!

Iris said...

That actually brought a tear to my eye! I too have recently reconnected with an old friend. Though, in my case, it was an old fiance. He has been wonderful and supportive to me during the recent breakdown of my marriage. Who says you can't go home again??