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"I am so very glad that you were here for me to take a class, just a short walking distance from our home, almost 20 years ago. Thank you for being such a kind sharing warm human being. Your influence had a very positive ripple effect in the lives of our family."

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March 7, 1995 (6:30 A.M.)
Dearest Peter:
On this, a special day for me, I want to begin my 60th year and tell you how much you mean to me – you’re the first today, and I am glad.
You have been and are a marvelous constant in my life… Our friendship means much to me and I feel blessed by your actions, thought and words. You’ll be amused (amazed) to know I’m also a “Boar” – so I get a double (never a bore!!) whammy this decade year, as it’s my linear year as well as horizontal / vertical – whatever!!
Dear Peter, a tender, long hug and much loving warmth to you on my day.
Loving you,

March 1, 1995
Dear Peter,
What a bittersweet goodbye. Part of me wanted to run back inside on Saturday and get another hug from you. Yet, as I walked outside a mockingbird was singing from the top of a tall pine tree outside your office. As I listened I felt as if it was Spring, a new beginning. A rush of hope and excitement. Thank you for pointing me in a new direction and for staying with me when things were so dark. Let’s stay in touch. I’ll miss you, but I will be thinking of you.

January 1, 1995
Dear Dr. Haiman,
I wish you health and happiness in 1995. I am thankful to have the opportunity to get to know you, you are a very kind and warm person.
______ and I have been able to share a lot of feelings that were hidden or not recognized previously.
We are doing our best for the children and ourselves.
Thanks for your support.

June 15, 1994
Dear Dr. Haiman,
I wanted to write and thank you for your workshop at the NC La Leche League Conference at Santa Clara, I attended. “How Divorce Affects Children”. I was very touched & very moved by your deep concern for children and your deep concern for us, the participants.
Thank God there are advocates as yourself, for children.
We spoke, you and I. I am the one who had the question about my son screaming every time he had to be left with his father and how everyone said “he is manipulating me!”
Thank you with all my heart for confirming what I truly believed. I only wish that I had had the strength to act upon what my instincts were telling me. Only with the birth of my second son did I finally learn to do that (act on my instincts).
He was the one sleeping and “melting” in my arms. You stated that he was so full of trust in his sleeping face. If I only could have bestowed the beautiful gift of motherly instinct on my 1st son in his early years.
I have so much more I could write and say I would fill countless numbers of pages. I mainly wanted to let you know how grateful I am to you. I need a great deal of courage right now in my life and I gained some from you.
Here I am in my second marriage and I am faced with it dissolving. I have tried with all my power since the conference to start the ground work for keeping the marriage together. I am failing.
My heart is breaking, but I will do what I need to do to keep my children safe, happy, loved and supported.
Once again, Dr. Haiman, thank you for making a difference.
Most Sincerely,

May 12, 1994
Dear Dr. Haiman,
Thank you so very much for your immediate and respectful response to my call for help.
You are a wonderful person!
Warm regards, _____ ________

April 6, 1994
Dear Dr. Haiman,
I appreciate your taking time to speak with me regarding ______. Your suggestions and advice helped to clarify and reaffirm my parenting choices and my commitment to my children to continue my role as their advocate.
I look forward to seeing you at the LLL N.CA/HI Conference in May.
Thanks again for all your help - I'll be in touch.

Dear Peter,
Thank you for your help and your knowledge. I believe our difficult situation is easing using many of your suggestions and insight. I will be in touch with you again. Enclosed is check to pay balance of fee. Please forgive my oversight.

Dear Dr. Haiman,
I am writing you this letter to let you know how much we appreciated your help with our boys. Although we haven't seen each other in a couple of years, we had never forgot you. Every day, we watched our boys grow, ________, 9 yrs. old & _______ 7 yrs. old, we count our lucky stars. We considered ourselves very very lucky to seek your help. Your advice made us the best of parent to the boys. Our family will always remember you. Best of luck to you & your family. 
Love, ______, ______, _______, & ________.

To Peter,
Thank you for all the wisdom, love & support you've given me. You've made a BIG impact on my life.

Dear Peter,
I enjoyed meeting with you last week. Many thanks for the love and support. You have had a profound effect on who I am today.
Received your article on time out. Our chair is now called the thinking time chair and is not used often, but is effective in giving me time to stay calm. I found a great article you wrote on the internet yesterday. Developing a Sense of Wonder in Young Child.
It is a very inspirational. So again many thanks. This card reminded me of your bird clock.

Dear Dr. Haiman,
I just wanted to write a short note to thank you for extreme kindness. All of the information you provided is very helpful. 
Things have been a little (actually a lot) crazy lately, and it's nice to know there's people out there as thoughtful as you! Again, thank you for everything, and I'll keep you posted.
Sincerely, ________

Dear Peter,
I saw my _______ yesterday as a result of your sensitivity and insight. Thank you. Your description of growth patterns made it, actually, a positive experience going back. I'm usually pretty in tune to how I'm feeling though, so if I didn't know - How did you? You must be good! Have a good week!
Sincerely, _______

Dear Peter,
Thank you for helping our family get back on track. Our life with ______ has taken a big turn for the better. Have a very Merry Christmas & a wonderful New Year!
Love, ______ & ________

January 30. 1993
Dear Dr. Haiman.
I wish to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for your patience and willingness to acceptance monthly payments. I truly had no other way to repay you.
I am still not divorced (I think this is the longest divorce in history!) and the legal fees have been overwhelming. My husband is fighting me on every issue regarding the boys. But there is good news too. _______ is now 12 years old and is reading on grade level. He made another 3 year growth in reading last year and another 1 year growth during this last summer. He simply needed the time to develop as well as to deal with all the trauma from the divorce. Your testimony positively affected his life (as it did all of ours) by giving him the chance to move forward in his own way in his own time. It has been a challenge for him, but he has prevailed and become much stronger for it. Next year he will most likely attend the local junior high school for a couple of periods and homeschool with me for the rest, as his older brother is doing now.
______, my other son, is now 14 years old and bas attended 2 periods a day at the local junior high school and is a straight A student. He still prefers and misses, as do I, homeschooling the way we used to do it before I began fulltime employment. That first year was an adjustment for us all, but we are coping well under the circumstances and moving on.
Enclosed is a check for _______, which should pay off the balance of what I owe you. Anyway, I trust all is well with you. Again, thank you.

Hi Peter
How are you doing? I was wondering if you ever received the card and photos I sent you? Things are better here. We have implemented all of your suggestions, have moved the T.V into the basement (where it belongs! :-)) and I am napping ______ and _____. Bedtime doesn’t go quite as quickly as it did prior to napping, but it is nice to have a little boy that I can deal with in the evenings we are all much happier and our home is very peaceful. Thanks!

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