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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/10/08)
TITLE: E-Mails of Change
By Julie Ruspoli
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Subject: Last day of work
I just packed the last box. Mr. Hamilton had a fit when he saw me pick one up. He is so sweet.
The CEO sent me a letter to inform me that if I changed my mind after the baby is born to give him a call. I don’t think that will happen, but I guess I don’t really know what I will feel then. Ten years as Assistant to the Vice President is a long time and being a stay at home Mom will be an enormous change.
Dad is going to the doctor’s appt. tomorrow for the ultrasound. We can’t wait.
Subject: Re: Last day of work
Hi Mom, sorry I didn’t get back to you yesterday. I had a big test to study for. I think I passed it. The answers came easy to me this time. Yes, you were right, study, study, study.
Having a baby is a big change. You haven’t done it for 18 years. Especially since you have been a ‘career lady’ most of your life. You know Dad and I will support you either way. Just take it one day at a time and see what happens.
Call me after your doctor appt.
Love you, Sarah
Subject: Wow, another baby!
Hey Sweety, Just got home from the hospital.
You should have seen the taxi drivers face when I told him the baby was mine.
I still can’t believe I had another child at 44. Your Dad is talking about putting his office in the house.
Mr. Hamilton called from the office to congratulate us and see if I am coming back soon.
No way am I leaving this precious girl now. I wish I wouldn’t have had to with you.
Your sister wants fed, come by after school.
Subject: My ‘old’ Mom :)
Hey, got a break between classes. It’s an epidemic of old Moms. A lady in my class is 43 and had a baby in January. You ‘old’ gals should know what to do this time. LOL
You weren’t with me every second of my life, but I had it good. I knew you loved me and you wanted to be there even when you couldn’t. You are a great Mom!
Give Natalie a kiss.
Love You, Sarah
Subject: Natalie’s first day at school!
Natalie was so cute today. She wasn’t scared at all. When the teacher showed her to her desk, her little eyes got really big and she said, “I get to sit here all the time?”
Oh, I was the oldest parent there. Surprise, surprise.
I can’t wait to pick her up after school. One of the other mothers invited me to a support group for stay at home mom’s at the Church on Main Street tomorrow morning. I think I’ll go for something to do.
Stop by after work. (She has a picture for you. It’s a surprise.)
I’m on my lunch break.
Wow, my mom going to church. Who would have guessed?
See you later.
Subject: Guess What!?
Dad and I went to church this morning. The church was so beautiful with pine garland, red bows and white poinsettias everywhere. When the choir sang, I felt so funny and started crying. But I wasn’t upset, I was happy, and I felt so peaceful. Does that make sense? I think I saw a tear in Dad’s eye too, but he turned his head.
They also had the kids sing Christmas Carols. Natalie wants to sing with them.
Natalie had a great time in Junior Church. She talked about Jesus being her friend the entire drive home.
Guess what your Dad and I did? We got saved! Not sure what all that means but they have Sunday School before morning worship to teach us about it. I feel so good inside, like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Come over later so I can tell you more.
Love you so much,
Subject: Peaceful feeling!
I will be over soon to talk.
Went to the Bible study you suggested.
I GOT SAVED!
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