Day 43: Jamie

20 May

Today was a busy day but I had planned for that… and early on I knew that I wanted to make a pie for Jamie.  Jamie is the mom of my son’s friend Taylor, and they have been friends since fifth grade.

It ‘s kind of funny that we are both the parents of (nearly) 18 year old children but we are from somewhat different generations. I guess what matters most is that we care about our kids and we are willing to do all that we can to help them.  It is really nice to know that there are other mom’s looking out for my kid.

Frittata in iron skillet

That was the case when I was growing up.  Seems you could never step out of line before someone noticed.  It didn’t matter that your Mom was somewhere else; if there was a Mom in the neighborhood, chances are that you were in trouble.

I don’t think that that was a bad thing.  I think kids need to know that there are folks looking out for them – and that those folks are willing to call them out for doing something that is not right.  We’ve all heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child.”  How many of us really subscribe to that motto?  How many of us are willing to love a child that we did not birth?  Our children need to know that they are loved for who they are  – and it helps if they hear that from people that aren’t their parents.

Tonight I want to offer Jamie my thanks for being another parent to my son.  She has helped him most by accepting him for who he is.  And for that I am most grateful.

For Jamie I made a “special” pie because she is gluten intolerant.  Today she received a sausage and spinach frittata.  It is a small token of my appreciation to her for her willingness to support my son as he journeys to adulthood.

One Response to “Day 43: Jamie”

  1. Jamey Eastlick June 14, 2011 at 8:02 PM #

    Karen, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the lovely frittata you made. You are a gem!

    You and Emile have made such a difference in Taylor’s life as well. We feel truly blessed! We have amazing boys don’t we?

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