I found this email in my mom’s “Drafts” folder. It’s an email she never sent to me, from late January of 2010:


We/I only have until February 2 to declare whether I stay in this unit or try to find a smaller place to live in. I honestly don’t think that I can move again. When I moved here, I had several friends helping, and I cannot move all of my stuff alone.

Please let me know what you think.

I have to tell them soon.

Thank you for all you have done for me, and for all of your patience.

I love you very much. When I finish this letter, I’ll be going out to try to find a job. I want to try the unemployment office first because I couldn’t find it online the way I did in Gainesville.

I am hoping and praying that I will at least get some leads by going there.