That is a beautiful letter and a beautiful and inspiring story. Boundaries are a must and it took me decades to even understand and want to change that part of me that (in my work) couldn't say no and boundaries in other areas of my life as well. I make sure I take a boundary class every now and then as CE to remind myself. But I can tell you that having boundaries does not mean caring less, it only means you now care about you...too. It's like a stack of cinder blocks being lifted from your shoulders when you can comfortably and without guilt know when to draw a line. We hear this all the time, "take care of yourself first" other wise how can you possibly take care of others. Even the airlines tell us to use the oxygen mask on yourself first so you can be of help to another. Thanks so much for sharing that.