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This was so beautiful. So so good. I was raised in my own puritanical household, also WAY too early for flights, and never late for anything. But I also want the hours with my kids like your mom gave you, and I feel the pain of not wanting things to end.

What a beautiful meditation. Thank you for writing this.

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Blown away. The topic lies close to my heart: "when I am with you, I will be late for anything"

You handle a delicate subject with honesty. Your father-in-law would be proud.

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Beautifully written and heartily felt. Thank you for sharing.

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Aug 29, 2023Liked by Alissa Mears

So, so good. I can attest to the lateness, not sure about the lying part, although I wish I could rack my brain for the excuse (chuckle)...a certain someone waiting at Sheremetyevo Airport upon arrival from the US to enjoy a year of adventure with this beautiful family. Luckily, I was recognized at being somewhat out of place by an Embassy employee who sat with me and my 5 pieces of luggage in an almost empty, darkened airport for her arrival. Thanks for sharing this!

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I've been married to the loving mother for over 50 years and she's never lied to me. : >)

On the other hand, this wonderful woman has been late more than once. : >(

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