This is a little of what he wrote to me:
I just thought I'd let you know that based on your blog we probably have more in common than just our name. I'm guessing from your postings your a single parent (I am too) who is also working on getting a degree. I have been trying to juggle working full time during the day, raising my daughter and taking part time classes in the evening to get a degree too. A little less than a year ago I realized I needed to spend more time helping her with school work at night and I starting feeling guilty about being away when I was in class. So I decided to take a break from school. Since then, I have really missed learning and the feeling that goes along with knowing I was on my way toward earning something that would build a better future for us, and that no one could take away from me. I have thought about going back, maybe through an online program if I could find one that I thought was reputable enough.
Anyway, I just thought I would tell you that because based on what you wrote, I think you have a really great outlook on life and I think its great that you are raising two children and working hard to finish your education at the same time. It is inspiring to me maybe it will be the final push I need to get started again myself. I can definitely understand and respect the fact that neither of these tasks is easy and together it can be really hard at times, but I truly hope you succeed with this project and all your other work and I am happy to have been even a small part of it.
I sure am happy you could be a part of it too Andrew. And I sure do hope you decide to go back to school, I know it would be worth it!
And in the wise words of Nike I say 'just do it'!
I thought everyone would think this is very nice, hope you all enjoyed this wonderful response I have gotten.