The Pamela Positive: “When the Child Welcomes the Mother, the Mother Rushes Off to Her”

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.

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