|Reviews for Trust, a Little Green and Easybella outtake|
| Cullenboyz chapter 1 . 1/21
This outtake was so beautifully done! It adds so much to the story, and fits as comfortably as if Betti had written it herself, or at least expressed in detail her ideas about Esme's thoughts and feelings in this situation. I also love how you handled Carlisle, for the same reasons. And finally, your writing in generally is beautifully crafted - something I no longer take for granted! Thank you for writing this! - Linda (Cullenboyz)
| Hazeldene chapter 1 . 6/23/2013
This is so beautifully written. It fits so perfectly into the rest of the story. All I can say is poor Esme. She was trying to do the right thing against her better instincts. Just shows that the authorities may now what is "best", but they don't know about love.
thank you for sharing.
| naelany chapter 1 . 5/21/2013
thank you for this insight into Esme's thinking
| morena.davidson.3 chapter 1 . 3/26/2013
Thank you for this insight into Esme. It adds so much to LG&E and I thank you for writing and sharing this. :)
| Lucy chapter 1 . 2/20/2013
Oh sweetie this was so amazing. Esme is one of my favourite characters and it was awesome to read something from her sight! Thank you so much :*
| HenzBee chapter 1 . 1/27/2013
Thanx so much for this outtake. I really struggled to understand Esme before reading this and made her the villain when she really wasn't. This has really helped! Thanx again.
| nustressmom chapter 1 . 1/18/2013
Great job on creating Esme!
| Moltz chapter 1 . 1/11/2013
Esme's epiphany at the end is not unlike any loving parent when they've been blinded by an intense devotion. The problem we all face is seeking assistance out side the realm of our circumstances. Looking for a single brush stroke to wipe away or clear up the confusion; setting us back on track.
Something Esme does not admit to, is her fear of losing his heart to another female. Not jealousy, persae, but letting go of the child that has now become an adult. Changing roles from parent/caregiver to friend and mentor. It is a difficult step to complete.
| latbfan chapter 1 . 12/30/2012
I just found LGEB last night, and I stayed awake far longer than I should have reading. I love that you've shown Esme's side to the story. My son is severe but high-functioning, and I've been in those shoes, when every mother-bear instinct is screaming one thing, and the experts you've paid so much to listen to are saying something else. And it's such a lonely, frightening, terrible place to be, doubting yourself and trying to see into the future and choose a path for a person you love so desperately who can't tell you what he thinks and feels. You have taken on this subject with such grace and truth and beauty, and I thank you for writing this story.
| cravingMOREplz chapter 1 . 10/22/2012
Little Green sent me and I'm so glad he did... (((Hugs))) this is beautiful. You did an amazing job of bringing Esme to life and it so seamlessly fits into Betti's world that you must have been sharing a brain for awhile. Thank you for sharing.
| icasun chapter 1 . 10/21/2012
little green send me...Im very touched by Esmes point of view...near crying- great now Im forty minutes late to work. Im a mother of to girls, allways single and the only one reasponsible for desicions concernig their well beeing and Im afraid I learned one thing: we cant avoid doing any damage to our children. I know, grass. But like you let esmes said: 99 desicions are ok, but one failure is enough for damage. To Bettygefecht (if you read this)- love little greenward and easybella and spend my sunday reading it- thank you so much and wish you the best (and since you live in germany- dont you have to think about easybella if you listen to the song easy by cro in the radio, i wonder if its just me...no wrong I have the chorus line in my head when I read your story :-))
| twi nana chapter 1 . 9/17/2012
I just finished reading LG&EB thru the current chappie this weekend (thank you e reader!) and the story gripped me by my heart strings.
I found this in her AN (another good reason to no skip the eh?)-I hope that you take this as a complement, this story/chapter flows so much with the story, that I had to check a few times to she who wrote it!
Every mother faces those choices, and it is even more heartfail when your child is atypical, no matter the reason. I was more that a little pissed at Esme before I read this, but now I so get it. We as parent's just try to do our best, and hope it works.
I had my own epiphany this summer with my own adult children, and how they have been treating me, and pointed out to my Hubs, who had a light go off too, that if not for me they would not have done half of what they were able to growing up, I was the one who fought with the hubs over what they wanted to do that he didn't thinks was important...
So, I get what Esme did, after reading this, and hope that they all talk it out...
Now this goes in my fav's and my e reader
PS-2 of my grandsons are on the spectrum-and stories like yours, and Betti's help me understand them just a little better...and realize just how very strong my amazing daughter in law is.
| Guest chapter 1 . 8/27/2012
Great outtake. I now have a better understanding of esme's actions
| Sian xxxnxxx chapter 1 . 8/12/2012
This out take of little green had me quietly crying throughout most of it,so well written and so all momma's instinctively do everything they can to protect their babies, I have 4 kids one of whom has trouble with communication and social behaviour and you are encouraged to believe everything you are told by health professionals it can be hard to trust your own instinct when people with training tell you otherwise. I know I am waffling but what I wanted to say was that I loved hering esme's point of view and loved the writing x
| Where. . Who. . Me chapter 1 . 8/7/2012
Wow. I'm glad I read this when no one else was in the room with me. As I was reading, I was nodding my head so much with your words in this story (and occasionally shaking my fist during other parts). Some of your words reminded me of my own childhood, like the description of watching the music box, or when Esme had to make some pretty big decisions about Edward. While I did not have much to do with the decision making, I know how hard it is to make changes (big and small) for children or family members with special needs.
My favorite moment in this story, is when Esme realizes that she is Edward's mother, the person who knows him better than anyone, who loves him more, and the person who takes his best interests to heart. Not only that but to be the person to push for what is best for Edward. I think it was easy for me to connect to that point because of personal experience with my brother.
This is a great story. You were able to balance your experience with Esme's character really well. The last line in your A/N is very true. I've been trying to find a way to show how much I agree with that line, but I cannot seem to find the right words right now.
With that being said, I want to thank you for writing this wonderful story and sharing it.