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Old 09-13-2019, 07:19 AM
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DD texted me this last night. I have to share because it’s just so daughter-of-a-teacher, isn’t it?

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So, I had a magical experience this evening. While walking Ava, we passed a kid who was playing on a hand rail. It was a gorgeous dusk and I smiled and nodded at him. Just after we passed, he hollered “your dog is funny looking!” I turned back. The kid was severely disabled - half of an arm, other arm really bent, and a painful-looking strained neck. Hell for an 8 year old. I turned around and said “yeah, she has silly big eyes, huh? Want to pet her?” He was delighted. “Why is she so funny looking?” He asked, stroking her head gently (so damn gentle). “Well, I said” and this was as his mom was coming over with her tiny baby, “we are all different. I have blonde hair, you have sandy hair. Your mom has dark hair” the mom chimed in “and Sean (the baby) has a mix!” I smiled, “and Ava has big eyes!” He was so damn happy. I was so damn happy.

Thanks for raising me to be compassionate and helping teach me the right answers to really hard questions.


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Old 09-13-2019, 07:30 AM
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I’m not crying, I just have a little something in my eye.

Stand proud, mama.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:31 AM
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That's one text I'm sure you enjoyed reading.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:39 AM
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Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:54 AM
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This brought tears to my eyes. You have an amazing DD!


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Old 09-13-2019, 08:24 AM
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What a wonderful touching message to receive! You are right to be proud.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:48 AM
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What a beautiful moment!
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:04 AM
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I'm not going to cry, I'm not going to cry....I totally cried! That was so beautiful!
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:21 AM
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What an awesome compliment to you as her mom! Thank you so much for sharing.


My eyes are leaking too.
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:21 AM
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You have done well!


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A lot of little somethings in my eye too...
Old 09-13-2019, 09:29 AM
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This NEEDS to go on Facebook. The general population needs to see this. It gives a clear message as to how to respond appropriately when in a situation such as this. Many people really don’t know.

Good job, Mom!
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Good story
Old 09-13-2019, 10:00 AM
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Thanks for sharing. I think Ava is adorable, but we all see things differently.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:35 AM
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My eyes are leaking too. You have every right to brag. Be sure to tell your daughter how many hearts she touched today.

Just beautiful!
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Very nice. You must be proud
Old 09-13-2019, 11:42 AM
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to have raised such an empathetic daughter!
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:43 PM
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I have something in my eyes too! You have raised a beautiful daughter, Amiga13!
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:07 PM
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What a beautiful encounter! Ava is adorable.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:08 PM
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Well done mom. I’m off to get tissues.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:33 PM
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Love the story. Ice job, momma.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:39 PM
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My heart is melting.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:28 PM
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for sharing this story. You raised a caring daughter!
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:17 PM
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Really lovely story. Thank you for sharing. What a proud Mama moment. And, btw, Ava is adorable! Not funny looking at all.
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So kind!
Old 09-13-2019, 04:22 PM
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If everyone acted as kindly as your DD, the world would be a much happier, gentler place. What a lovely person you raised- well done!

Thank you for sharing- you really made me smile!
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:28 PM
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Your daughter sounds amazing. I also teared up reading this.
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:00 PM
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How beautiful! You made such a positive difference in that little guy's life and in his mom's today as well!

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Old 09-13-2019, 06:36 PM
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Wonderful amiga13! You and your dh did an amazing job raising your children
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:41 PM
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Wow. Nice!
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:42 PM
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So sweet.
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:05 AM
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Brag away! What a nice reaction.
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Old 09-15-2019, 04:38 PM
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What a lovely tribute to your parenting! Save that text-- that is so wonderful. This made me smile so much
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:37 AM
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Thank you for sharing, Amiga.
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