I know life is not fair to women. Your children grow up and they don’t need you anymore.

Still reeling from yesterday’s grade 8 graduation, this morning I came across the small school diary of my sweet grade 2 Lucy. Just a handful of entries, in total. Carefully printed by Lucy’s 7 year old hand.
And almost every single one centred on me: her “wonderful mom”.
I’ve been choking back tears ever since.

Small wonder I am struggling with my recent obsolescence.

Michael: You know, Mom, if you want an operation that’s really going to help him you ought to have them finally cut that cord.
Michael: I know life is not fair to women. Your children grow up and they don’t need you anymore.
Lucille: And I seem to remember a certain grown man who completely fell apart two weeks ago when I taped over the Nova special that had the girl on it he liked.
Michael: That was Buster. That’s my point.
Whistler’s Mother, April 11, 2004
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