Tuesday, February 13, 2007

a message back from Liam Turley- - this is pretty impressive and shows a lot of class and took immense nerve on his part to send this to me....

Dear Noah's mom,

I am sending you a copy of my apology I posted to your blog. I thought
this would be convenient in case you wanted to cut and paste it to your blog
as a closure to the issue I instigated; especially since the blog goes from
bottom to top:

Dear Noah's mom,

Please accept my apologies for causing this reaction. The reason I said I
horrified was because I am ultra-sensitive to the needs of children. You run
a very well organized
website, and I am impressed with how you detail your family experiences. And
although I support the spanking ban in California, I don't think it will
pass; I think that there should be no penalties. I therefore don't agree
with it totally!

I originally found your website while doing research for my school. I was
just worked up because prior to the time when I posted, I was also in the
middle of reviewing an abuse case and a pile of situations that I used as
part of a research project. I chose the wrong blog to participate in;
especially since it was written in 2004. Once again, I am sorry for the
interference it caused on your website. I wasn't trying to imply that you
pose a threat to Noah. Please, forgive me.

Sincerely yours,

Liam Turley

he definitely earned my respect for doing this...and while we will not always see eye to eye....I was very impressed he took the time to respond back to me and explain where he was coming from the day this happened.....and....it was great that he actually took time to "step in my shoes" for a moment.


Tina and Jayce said...

I think it's a very noble thing he did:) I am certain he sat down, read your blog, got to know you and Noah and realized what an awesome Mom/Teacher you are to beautiful Noah. Anyone can see it:) I so much want to be a Mother like you Melinda, you are amazing, I totally look up to you!


nq said...

that was indeed very noble.

Melinda, mom of Noah said...

yes it was very impressive!

Melinda, mom of Noah said...


your words could not have come on a better day as I have days where I feel totally worthless...

Cannot believe there is ANYBODY out there who would look up to me but I SO appreciate hearing that! thanks so much for your kind words and faithful reading!