The last couple of days you would have thought that my mom had died if you saw me watching the final episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show. I’ve typed and deleted a few different posts regarding my feelings on the show ending but none seemed to be adequate enough. Since I was 11, I’ve seen 90% of her shows. Oprah’s been the best teacher a geeky girl seeking out smart, confident female role models could ever have. I will miss her being on my TV every afternoon immensely.
She did manage to soften the blow by Tweeting me last week. Sort of makes up for the 20 years of trying to attend a taping of her show. In my geeky world, this was squee-worthy.
My Tweet. Not necessarily directed to her but more about my routine Sunday night check of Oprah.com.
And then moments later, a reply that I never expected.
I love her.