He had just awoken from a nap in the back seat of our rental car. We’d spent the day touring the Cotswolds, the part of England where they have all the pretty little thatched cottages. We all had jet lag.
Jeremy awoke and said, “Mommy, I’m hungry.”
And I made him a promise I’d never keep. I said, “OK, honey. We’ll be there soon and you can have ‘chips with tomato sauce’.”
He had already learned that’s British for “French fries with ketchup.”
My husband didn’t look both ways. Jeremy was dead a few seconds later.
Lesson One: You never know when the last thing you say to a loved one will be the last thing you EVER say to a loved one. Make sure it’s what you’d like to live with for the rest of your life.
Lessons Two – Three Billion are for another time.
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