Mom said they read my comment with no commentary. My biggest fear was that they would take parts of it out of context, or say something snarky about it. By eight o'clock they hadn't read it and I wanted to get to the pool. I knew I could hear it on the internet, which I did after my swim. He didn't read the whole comment but he did read it well, gracefully smoothing a place where I'd dropped a word and he pronounced my name correctly. I must say, that was pretty cool.
If my biggest fear was that he would say something snarky, my biggest hope was that he would imply that I'd given him food for thought. It all feels so fraught sometimes.