Let go," he advised me, and i loosened my grip on his hands. "no, not of me," he said, smiling. "you can hold on to me as long as you want. Let go of the pain, sookie. Let go. You need to drift away." it was the first time i had relinquished my will to someone else. As i looked at him, it became easy, and i retreated from the suffering and uncertainty of this strange place.
I'll show up at every classroom open house and teacher conference,' she said, now in a voice that was almost frightening in its intensity. 'i'll bake brownies. My child will have new clothes. Her shoes will fit. She'll get her shots, and she'll get her braces. We'll start a college fund next week. I'll tell her i love her every damn day.' if that wasn't a great plan for being a good mother, i couldn't imagine what a better one could be