The child alters among my internal folk are divided into three main groups– Little Littles, Littles, and Middle Littles. The smallest of all are, appropriately, Little Littles. They are very new discoveries, and the oldest is two at best. They’re structured a bit strangely, and they don’t communicate often. Littles and Middle Littles, however, *do* communicate often, both inside and to my best friend on the outside.
Today Littles and Middle Littles were working on something. Mairead was helping. For all of her attitude and general teenage rebellion, she is *excellent* with the kids. Kathy and I are both thankful for that.
Mairead announced to me that Littles and Middle Littles had something to say to my best friend. Willow, one of the Middle Littles, acted as spokesperson for their little group and sent my best friend this text message:
We, Lily Timmy Lucy and Willow, want to say the you are the best outside person we know. You love us and don’t hurt us and you tell us about outside stuff. That is why we want to tell you that you are our best friend too! We love you! 🙂
I am so proud of them for saying all of that. It’s a leap of faith on their part to trust someone that much, and it’s further tribute to how wonderful my best friend is that they were able to trust him. Things just work out so perfectly sometimes.