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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 11:45 AM Oct 2020

Sometimes, you just gotta touch a toe

It's been tough week in this world. Dealing with some family issues. Kinda fell off the wagon, Not kinda. Prolly with a loud thud off the wagon. Not MrsK and LlBit family, for clarification. But my original family, who I have not spoken with for quite some time.

Long story short, My Mom and 1 brother started some emails to me about 3 months ago. Typical, Love you ,accept who you are,blah blah. will talk to you anytime. They know my diagnoses of major depression and my life of alcohol. I believed the emails and called my mother yesterday, took her less than 3 mins to hang up on me. So I know that the emails were false,, I was angry,hurt,and all. More so at myself that I believed the email BS and called her. And I had some drinks,

Mrs K and LilBit were listening and taking the brunt of my anger and pain. At one point I looked at MrsK and said "what do I gotta do?" She simply said, "touch my toe"

I said "huh??" And then she explained that when we first met many years ago, I had told her this, which I had forgotten,

"You told me that you will not always say the words I love you, but when you bring me a cup of coffee, you just said it. But , the one thing you said , you wanted to be asleep beside me and just touch my toe, every night with yours while we slept."

And just now Mrs K went to get her hair done, and stopped looked at me and said,, "We are here, we got you, you will touch my toe tonight."

God I love that woman.


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Sometimes, you just gotta touch a toe (Original Post) kozar Oct 2020 OP
💞💞💓💓💞💞 irisblue Oct 2020 #1
I'm sorry you're having a hard time, and I hope things get better. dewsgirl Oct 2020 #2
Hold on to the love crud Oct 2020 #3
Please hang in there...We need you to be here..Wonderful Story.. Stuart G Oct 2020 #4
It really helps to have people around you who love you. Hold on to that. CaptainTruth Oct 2020 #5


(14,961 posts)
2. I'm sorry you're having a hard time, and I hope things get better.
Fri Oct 9, 2020, 12:01 PM
Oct 2020

That is one of the sweetest stories I've read in ages.


(6,692 posts)
5. It really helps to have people around you who love you. Hold on to that.
Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:08 PM
Oct 2020

And any time you have a setback, tell yourself you'll do better tomorrow. Even if it's just a little better, you'll be moving in the right direction.
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