Think back...way back...maybe even as a very young child or more recent if you prefer. Was there someone who was especially kind to you? Someone that you appreciate over the years and have never forgotten?
For me it's my "extra" mom. She is the mother of the gal who was my best friend growing up. Although she had no idea that I felt like she was extra kind to me, it was just her nature. My mother was a wonderful person but like many from her generation was taught not to show emotion. We were told to go away and play or to go outside because she was talking "adult things". My dad always let me tag along and we had a special relationship but no one was like my 'extra' mom.
As a child I needed to be told I was loved and to be hugged. My extra mom did that. She told me I was extra special because I was adopted...chosen...and that someone wanted me. I know my parents did but it was my extra mom who took the time to tell me. She taught me things and best of all she listened. She just sat down and listened.
She is still living and around 90. We keep in touch by letter but I'm going to visit her at the end of the month and I haven't seen her in ages. I tear up thinking of her because she was the mom that I wished mine had been. I appreciate her and have told her many times in letters. She still calls me her "extra daughter" and "little one". OK, drying my eyes now...lol
Is there someone who was extra kind in your past??
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