Susan, these words were healing even for me, as the reader, to see. What a beautiful thing to be validated in the way you needed to be validated all of those years. So many parents don’t realize that each child needs to feel and hear love in a language specific to them. I’m so glad this former teacher was able to provide that for you. Thank you for this insightful and heartfelt piece — I felt every moment of it.

The highest purpose of words is that they be used to connect one another.

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