We moved here seven years ago.
And there she was with a smile and word of encouragement as she witnessed our family grow from two to three to four daughters, surpassing her own three.
She reminded me to hold these babies because soon, they would be grown.
She encouraged me, “You’re doing a great job.”
And when you are a stay-at-home-mom with limited outside exposure, those little words go a long way.
Once a day, 5-6 days a week, Diane delivered our mail.
Until today, when I received her handwritten note, announcing the end of an era.
Her sobs told me she hadn’t expected me to call.
And I realized maybe she wondered the same thing I did:
Did I matter to you as much as you did to me?
It’s the little things.