I could barely look at the page she handed me. As soon as she pulled it out, my chest tightened and the skin in my face grew hot. I was pretty sure that meant blotches. How I hated being so easy to read.

She described all the benefits the equipment would provide to my daughter, then put it away. She sensed my discomfort, my unhappiness at the direction our conversation had taken.

“Just think about it for awhile, ok? If you decide you want to go ahead, I will help you get it approved.”

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