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You made me smile today ~

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Some days the path is easy, especially when we aren't walking alone.

You made me smile today.  I was blowing hurricane debris around in the back yard, mosquitoes snacking on my sweaty skin, and you blew through on a breeze.

   You didn't have to call, or write or email or 'friend' me.  You didn't have to wave.  You didn't have to help me find the perfect shade of lipstick.  You didn't have to ask if I was okay.  You didn't have to help me change a tire.  You didn't have to remember Shannon's Heaven day or worry about the storms and earthquakes a half a world away.  You didn't have to explain, I already understood.  You didn't have to touch my arm, gently, knowingly.  You didn't have to let me go ahead of you in line.  You didn't have to tell me how much you admire your son in law, but he smiled when you did.  You didn't have to spend your day off with me.  You didn't have to text. You didn't have to share your life on Facebook.  You didn't have to 'photo walk'.   You didn't have to find the perfect crystal and mail it to me.  You didn't have to miss me.  You didn't have to offer me your seat on the Metro.  You didn't have to marry me.  You didn't have to love me.  You didn't have to send flowers.  You didn't have to be there to hold on to.  You didn't have to offer me your heart until mine mended.  You didn't have to listen.  You didn't have to care.  You didn't have to worry when I wrapped myself in silence.  You didn't have to sit on the roof to watch the meteor shower.  You didn't have to apologize.  You didn't have to trust me with your secrets.  You didn't have to choose me to be your Mom.

So many times you made me smile, filled my heart, touched my soul... and you didn't have to try. 

I don't say it nearly enough but thank you for sharing the path. 

 Thank you for being you, each and every one of you. 

 Thank you for making me smile today !