The other day, Riley wanted to talk to me about something personal and pressing for her. We had a nice chat, in which I shared some related things I’d experienced when I was her age. When we were done she said, “Mom, you had a hard life growing up, but now you know a lot of stuff and I benefit from it because I can talk to you about anything.”
God I hope that’s true.
And if it is, everything in my whole life that led up to her uttering those sentiments, will have been worth it.