first I need to follow up/ thank you for your step parent show . you read my email about Leah (pronounced Le aaahh)and discussed my dilema of how to bring her into her new step family’s gatherings. It wasn’t so hard. I took Babe up on his kind offer to phone his wife Michelle. Lori’s Mom talked with me listened to my story and gave me feedback. She also sent me poems to post around the house that basically say….SAY HER NAME!!! A bonus was that her return address label has a picture of Lori. Seeing the beautiful company our kids keep is in some strange way a comfort. I look forward to listening to your discussion with Bill Guggenheim.

–St louis mo

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