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when old school isn't bad...

 
there came a day when we had to tell her
explain to my old fashioned & very sheltered mother
her beloved granddaughter was dating a woman
we all knew it had to happen...eventually
that chore my girl shamelessly left to me
afraid to see the disappointment...
...or worse...
...disapproval on her grandma's face

I couldn't fault her for her concern
I'd felt the sharp edge of my mother's tongue myself a time or 2
...she can be short tempered & sometimes intolerant
shutting down what she doesn't fully understand...
it's not an enviable space to be
she can be that rock & its hard place
takes a while for the abrasions to fade

I kicked possible approaches around for a minute
trying to decide how best to address the subject
...in the end I just said it
her reaction...
...was not what I'd expected
she sat there frowning in silence
as I waited for the eruption tensely
then tipped her head & looked me dead in the eye
"a woman, you say?"
I swallowed hard & nodded
"what's this woman do?"
I told her she was studying for her doctorate

I'm not gonna lie...
I nearly cried...
...old fashioned she is indeed...

"good!
then she can take proper care of my granddaughter
spoil her the way she should be!
"

I practically choked
not where I thought the conversation would go
but giving credit where it's due
mom...you never cease to surprise
in a world where acceptance isn't ever a given
and many are rejected for the reality they live in
where minds are so closed...they're airtight
refusing anything outside their prescribed normality
you are a treasure!
everyone should be so lucky
to have love & support like yours
Written by WillowsWhimsies
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