A gift for making people feel welcome and included
There’s not a specific memory, just more of a feeling that stands out. Your mom definitely has a gift for making people feel welcome and included. I was real late to the game with Girl Scouts but I always felt welcome with the Flamingos and especially at your house.
She edited my personal statements for college and gave great feedback but even more than that really helped me feel seen and like I was capable. I’ve been thinking of you, Shante and Nyasha a lot the last few days.
A day that stands out is when we all went to Seattle back before our junior year. I found a couple pictures of her. We were calling out the name of alcoholic drinks to point out cute boys to each other and I remember her good natured comments as each of our types were revealed.
I don’t remember anything specific, but she has a distinct cadence and laugh that always made me smile. I felt like I could open up and talk about big things in my heart that felt tender and hard to share. I have a letter I’ll need to pull out sometime and send you a picture of.