My Hope...

Thursday, July 8, 2010 30 comments
is that one day Shawn can say this about me.

John Adams said/wrote this about his wife (Abigail, for those who somehow don't know that)...

"the delight of [his] heart, the sweetener of all his toils, the comforter of all his sorrows, the sharer and heightener of all his joys. In all his struggles and in all his sorrows, [her] affectionate participation and cheering encouragement... had been his never failing support."

I just finished reading Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution by Natalie S. Bober. I thought it was great. She was a fantastic woman and a very supportive wife - even though it was hard (I mean, hello?!? they didn't see each other for 5 years and it took FOREVER for mail to get back and forth).

I want Shawn to think this of me, too. Knowing him, those words might never be said out loud :)

Hope, hope, hope...


  • Davesgirl said...

    She was an amazing woman- read John Adams by David McCullough- it was really good and well written, interesting. Gives a lot of insight into what HE was doing all that time too!

  • nini14 said...

    Glad you enjoyed it! She was a fascinating woman and I am grateful that they were both such prolific letter writers so we have all that history. She is a good role model for sure!

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