How well do you give thanks?
July 27, 2017

Central Park for the blogIf your house was burning down and you could only grab two things, what would they be?

I’ll go first.

I’d grab my purse -- which has a lifetime of memories in digital form on a little computer drive --  and a stash of long letters Katie gave me for my birthday last summer. They framed a scavenger hunt on a sparkling Manhattan afternoon and they chronicled, in delicious detail, how much fun we’ve had as a family.

Can you imagine?

I aspire to express myself so precisely a chord is struck in another soul. Instead I gave birth to the person who can do that! Katie expresses herself with such sweetness and such precision it’ll break your heart. Promise.

Just ask her favorite professor at NYU. She showed me the long thank-you letter she wrote him. I was in tears by the time I finished, and I’ve read it at least a dozen times.

I doubt the guy will ever be the same. Heck, I was only a witness to this -- and I’ll never be the same.


photo courtesy of Katie Anderson