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If I promise will you let me? - Amanda Magee
“Mama? Can I come? Will you let me come on the trip with you? ” She was watching me pack and she sat, legs crossed daintily on the edge of the bed. “Oh, sweetheart, I can’t. It’s for work,” I said softly as I looked for socks. “But mama? I promise I’ll stay in my seat and I won’t cry. If I do that won’t you please take me?” Her eyes were wide and there was the hint of a smile, like she knew that this would do it. “Honey, I really can’t. I don’t have a ticket for you,” as I said this the smile slipped away and she solemnly folded a blanket. “Ok, but you are going to need this. I don’t…