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An Open Letter to a “Stupid” Boy
By Mama Kimerer
Dear Young Man Going Faster than 90PMH Last Tuesday Night,
Hello. You don’t know me. You likely never will. But I know you – sorta. And watching you zip past me on the highway at what I’m estimating was about 96 miles per hour gave me some good insight, yo.
You didn’t see me … or the man you nearly clipped on your right as you zig zagged back and forth between lanes. He threw up a hand at you, which you of course missed, being just a distant blur by then.
Not that you would have caught a glimpse of either of us, since, when you and I arrived at the exit ramp (AT THE SAME TIME!), you were busy texting.
If my arms were long enough to have reached out and snatched that smart phone out of your dumb hands to use as a back-of-the-head-smacking device, I would have. Stupid dinosaur arms.
We ended up alongside one another at three more red lights, not that you were aware of that or anything else around you---a rather bad trait in a driver, dontcha think?
At our final joint stop, I could stand it no longer, I leaned far out my driver’s side window and screamed right into your 17-year-old face (if you’re even that and you’re not a day over; Moms know these things), “PLEASE SLOW DOWN!”
You couldn’t hear me, though, over the deafening bass drums destroying the speakers of your parents’ beautiful 2018 Malibu.
So, here’s what: you’re a jerk. Kinda. I mean, not really. We’ll get back to that...
On Sunday when I published the letter in its entirety in my column "An Open Letter to a 'Stupid' Boy" - so please check it out. At a respectable pace.
Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 R. (10cd) The judgments of the Lord are true, and all of them are just. The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul; The decree of the LORD is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The command of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eye. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; The ordinances of the LORD are true, all of them just. They are more precious than gold, than a heap of purest gold; Sweeter also than syrup or honey from the comb. Alleluia 2 Cor 5:19 R. Alleluia, alleluia. God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.