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"Thank you for the best childhood."

by marymc on April 21, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


My son called. He wished me a happy birthday. We made some small talk. How are you. Fine. Working hard. It was a nice call. As we were saying our goodbyes, I heard a catch in his voice. Are you ok? It was then that I received the birthday gift that will surpass all others. The one sentence that will quiet all the questions of doubt, silence all the fears that, as a single mother, I didn't do enough.

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