Thursday, March 15, 2012

Today Has Been Better, In Part Because of This

If you read yesterday's post, you know I had a bad day and maybe, sort of kind of lost it a little bit. I appreciate all your kind comments, by the way. They helped.

As I mentioned, I emailed Vicki, the very nice mom who went to Greensboro with the Battle of the Books team in my place. A few minutes ago, I received this email from her that I wanted to share.

Dear Frances,

Thank you so much for your kind note! When it comes to our kids, the "inner mom lion" comes out! You were not rude to me and I could tell you were trying to get your disappointment under control. As parents we've all had those stressful weeks when our emotions are a little closer to the surface.When we were speaking on Jennifer's cell phone,  I knew it wasn't the time to tell you that we are big fans of yours!

Thank you for helping with the "BOB" team! Haley really enjoyed it and she very much wants to be a writer. I hope that maybe in the future I could impose on you for some advice about writing camps and programs.

Hope everyone at your house is healthy and can enjoy this gorgeous weather!

Thank you for all you do for the school.


I don't know about you, but I teared up when I read this. What a kind and generous note! Thank goodness for the Vickis of this world. I have a lot to learn from them.


Angela said...

What a great response! Hoping tomorrow is EVEN better than today!

God bless Vicky [and God bless you too]

Tracy said...

What a gracious response from a perfectly lovely, understanding lady. We all have bad moments - it's nice to know that there are people in the world who understand that.

I hope you're feeling much, much better!

Pom Pom said...

Aw! How nice! I like nice people.

Gumbo Lily said...

What a yucky couple of days you've had, Frances. I hope things are getting a wee bit sunnier for you.


magsmcc said...

You're so great!

GretchenJoanna said...

I'm glad to hear the satisfying ending to the story. Yes, I am still in Maui but it's my birthday so I don't feel bad about taking time to read favorite blogs, though it's an awfully slow process on my husband's e-reader!