“When the child welcomes the mother, the mother rushes off to her.“ - Deborah Santana
I am not someone who cancels meetings or dinners very often, simply because it’s something to reschedule and I like to stay committed. And yet the main reason I will cancel — as would one of my cherished friends, Deborah Santana — is for family.
Deborah emailed me that she needed to move our dinner, because her daughter invited her to a weekend together in Seattle. I love what she said, and it warmed my heart… “When the child welcomes the mother, the mother rushes off to her.” A mother should go to her child first.
There is no more important reason in the world.
Read more about Deborah Santana in my post about her work and her writing.