I read up on this show and was intrigued. I love mystery shows, especially when a unique method is used to solve the mystery. Although I had heard of Martha Williamson, I had only watched maybe 3 episodes of Touched by An Angel. I made sure to catch the pilot of SSD and every episode of the show when it aired. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted. I love all kinds of stories: horror, scifi & fantasy, drama, comedy. This sweet series was just what I needed and now that I'm thinking about it, the stories weren't always so sweet! Potential kidnapping, bullying, and abandonment are just some of the weighty topics handled expertly on this show. I don't remember who I first found online about this show but like most good things, it feels like I have always known other Postables. Imagine my dismay when I learned that the show wasn't going to continue, then my joy when I learned that there would be 2 hour movies instead.
Then one day, my mom called me and left a voicemail message. She had taken a decision which had resolved the issue. She welcomed me back home. I was stunned. I didn't understand why she had changed her mind. I called her and she confirmed what she had said in her message. Neither one of us apologized and I told her I would be moving back. And I did.
My mom is like Papa O'Toole: No matter how much I turned her away, she kept trying. I am like Oliver or at least the old Oliver: stubborn about my principles---things are black & white. Unlike the O'Tooles, my mom and I haven't had closure. We didn't explain to each other what was going on and why each of us took the stance we did. Nor does either one of us have a stack of old letters to read through. Those lost "almost 2 years" are gone. I wish we were the type of family that could talk things through or even could go to a family therapist who could act as a mediator. That will never happen and at this point of our lives, that's ok. We have a good relationship since I've moved back. I just wish it could be a great one.
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