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moowazz
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Granny update
Update on the letter



I want to add one more thing about how it has disheartened me not having her at any of my plays since highschool. I'm not sure where to or if I will put it in.

Lemme know your opinions.

Thanks :)

PS this was basically written by a friend of mine. They took my ideas and made them, well, much more take-in-able. So I cannot take credit.


Dear Grandma,

We seem to have come to a point where we barely speak with each other, and whilst I have plenty of friends to spend time with, family is always cherished and comes under a different heading. So I guess I don't like it when I am finding it difficult to relate to members of the family, and particularly now, when I am just about to move away from home, and will see everybody even less.

You have done so much by helping fund my education and much more, and I will always appreciate that. There are things that I could never have done without that help.
But, I always find it difficult when we disagree on some of the things that I want to do with my life. I'm at an age now where I have to make my own decisions, and I need those around me who can support me to respect those decisions, whatever they are. I am ready and willing to be responsible for my choices, and I need the people I love to just be there.

Life is full of surprises, disappointments, problems and fantastic opportunities as well as all the amount of planning we can put together to try and steer it in a particular direction. Any route we take in life can initially seem good or bad, yet can turn out to be the opposite once we are headed on down that road.

So no matter how well other people's intentions are, the end result may prove to have been the wrong direction to take. It may lead to great things, or it may cause you to miss an invaluable opportunity by not being in the right place at the right time. No one can really foresee.

But at least, if you make the decisions yourself, you are less likely to become embittered with wrong choices - you can hold your head up, knowing that you made your own choices, and you were willing to feel responsible for them.

It actually upset me as I watched many times over the weekend that we went to Maine, at some of the comments that you and Mother would make at each other, but particularly when you seemed to just brush off her comments. That's not the sort of relationship I want to have, either with my Mother, or with you.

I want us to have the sort of relationship where I can come and visit, and tell you all about what's happening in my life, and know what's happening in yours. I want a relationship similar to that I have with my Mother.

I hope you can understand how passionate I feel in what I want to do with my life right now, and can wish me success.

Sincerely, your granddaughter

Elysa


Whatchya think?

Thanks dB

I hope everyone is well.

:)~
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From: aligator13 Date: June 27th, 2002 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
SO much better! I have a few wording suggestions if you want to hear them, but the way you organized your ideas is much better now. Let me know how it goes.
moowazz From: moowazz Date: June 27th, 2002 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)

go ahead, all suggestions are welcome.

:)~
From: aligator13 Date: June 28th, 2002 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Re:

2 things...

So no matter how well other people's intentions are, the end result may prove to have been the wrong direction to take.
clarify to - So no matter how well other people's intentions are, the end result may prove the action/decision/choice to have been the wrong direction to take.

It actually upset me as I watched many times over the weekend that we went to Maine...
reword - It actually upset me as I watched many times over the weekend that we were in Maine...

Hope this helps.
:)

ps. Sorry I didn't get back to you last night, I was sick and went to bed right after I got home from work. Today I'm playing hooky - ah, the perks of working for your dad. See you on Sunday!
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