This one goes out to a friend of mine who I had an interesting ‘school excursion’ to the cemetery with this morning. Now this person is hilariously quick witted which I’m sure will get him in loads of trouble when he grows up although something tells me he will have the best fun doing it!
After spending some time last night with my new friend I got to see the most beautifully innocent side to him. One that was kind and thoughtful. One that I wish we all had within us.
Now can I point out this person is only ten years old and not far off towering over me already. He is probably the most ‘intelligent’ ten year old I have come across thus far and at times it was like interacting with someone more than twice his age.
Can I start by saying I’m impressed by your efforts so far. The initial part is always the hardest part but you are nailing it! For someone your age and all that you’ve been through you should be so very proud of yourself. Now I don’t make a habit of being wrong very often so I am quietly confident that my earlier prediction that ‘before long you will be ten times stronger than your mother and I put together.
I enjoyed our conversation today and I know it began with me saving you from potentially being eaten by a very cranky mum but it was really refreshing to see just how much insight you have into yourself and your short 10 years.
Embrace your boisterous and loud side as well as your shy self. At times you will find there is a need to be confident and stand up for yourself so your tough and confrontational side will be needed. You will also need at other times to be quiet observing situations to get a full understanding of what’s going on life.
Personally it’s been an honour becoming your new unicorn, yawny. I think there are so many amazing things to love about you because you are perfectly imperfect so remember that!
Dude if I can give you any advice and yes this advice is for me as well, don’t poke the bear all the time because you get a bit bored. Your mum loves you more than anything in this world and I can sympathise with her current state as this is not something any of us should have to deal with.
Lastly I listen to your song the whole way home today. It’s perfect. Thinking about my current state of mind I really am happier and a lot of that is thanks to you. Never underestimate the impact you can have on someone’s life even when you’re not trying so thank you Seth.
I’m gonna work on that step counter and I’ll see you soon for some big walks and chats.
Lots of love Carly
P.S. I’m calling you on your little ‘master manipulator tactics’. I will give it to you, you are good but I see all so don’t be fooled by my blonde hair!! 😀
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