Decisions and Gratitude

Earlier today I was chatting on AIM with my son, a 29-year-old successful deep-thinking man:

RUSSELL

god i’m so glad you didn’t put us over yours and dad’s life…  I tell people about that sometimes in conversations about kids and they are like uh wat? and i’m like yeah, wtf did you want my mom to do? give up her life for me? kids are supposed to grow up.

ME

yah we did do that right. I learned it from Nana and Grandpa. Plus I was madly in love with Dad, and we made a decision together that he and I were the most important persons in our lives.

I got really busy with work for a couple hours. Curiosity got the best of me.

ME

hey what brought up that convo earlier?

RUSSELL

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/0bf95f3c-f234-11e1-bba3-00144feabdc0.html#axzz265rpdZPH

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We often don’t know the implications of our actions at the time.

There is nothing as fulfilling as receiving gratitude for decisions we made years ago and knowing that the wisdom continues today.

Thank you, Russell.

– debi

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