A Letter from My Mom

imageI have a letter that my mom wrote me for a special occasion and I treasure it. In order to make sure the words stay with me forever, I will type what it says here. This is an out of the ordinary post for me….but it’s important.

Sarah,

I hope that you will get to experience a special event like this with your children. You are doing a beautiful job and my heart is filled with so much love and pride.

On June 16th, 1980, I had one of the greatest surprises of my life. You were born almost two months early, but that didn’t stop you from being a feisty baby. You were on your own timetable and still continue that trend. Sarah, you never cease to amaze me with what you are capable of saying and doing. In other words, you are full of surprises both good and bad.

Sarah was and is a survivor. In a lot of ways, she reminds me of her Great Grandmother Sarah for whom she is named. Great Grandma Sarah was strong willed and filled with determination. She attended my wedding at almost 90 years of age and walked down the aisle when doctors told her it wouldn’t be possible.

Sarah has these same traits and they have helped her get through some difficult times in our family. You can’t begin to imagine how much her love and support has meant to me. She is a very special young woman. I pray that she continues to be independent and think for herself. I wish that the love and good feelings that are here today will grow and always be a part of Sarah’s life.

May Sarah’s life be filled with friends and family that are there to share her good times and bad. May Sarah always be herself and stay on her own timetable even if it means being different. May she have the strength to stand up for what she believes in.

And most important of all, may she always remember that she is never alone as long as she believes in G-d.

Phew….I cry every time I read it. I miss my mom daily, and love her so very much.

Be well, everybody. And hug your loved ones.

Sarah

8 thoughts on “A Letter from My Mom

  1. Samara says:

    When I opened my email I didn’t expect to cry as soon as I read the first few words. Thank you for sharing this. I loved your mom so much, I have so many fond memories of your mom, some my own and some my mom shared with me from when I was little. When I was a little girl, I had a stuffed dog named Missy, my mom told me, I was about 3 when I left missy at your parents house, my parents bought me a new dog telling me, “Aunt Debbie washed her” I never believed my mom and when your mom brought my missy back when they came down state, I said to my mom, “see I told you”. I love that story because I honestly could see your mom washing my missy. I used to love visiting when we were all young kids, especially being together with grandma. I feel so lucky and blessed to have your mommy as my aunt. I loved her and remember her fondly. You Sarah are just like your mommy, you’re a wonderful mother yourself to your little crew and filled with nothing but warmth and love. I’m so glad I am able to keep in contact with you especially since we don’t see each other often. xo LK4S

    • sarah says:

      Samara,

      Thank you for sharing that story with me. My mom loved your singing voice and was so glad you kept in touch with her even after the divorce. It’s crazy how some days it feels like we were all just together, and others it seems like a lifetime ago. Escape the cold and come to FL 🙂

      • Samara says:

        I’d love to but now my parents are going to be coming home within a month. I’ll get down there sooner or later, most likely later than sooner, lol.

  2. Diane Wheeler-Busch says:

    Hi, Sarah. Kristin shared this beautiful letter with me. I remember that this picture was taken at Reggie’s house. It captured her wonderful personality and beauty. She was so courageous in her 10 year valiant fight. I have been thinking of her and find it difficult to believe that she has been gone 20 years.

    Would love to see you and your family. We live in Port St. Lucie in October and November, go home for Christmas, then stay from early January to mid-May.

    Hope all is well with you. My girls and I have many happy memories of times with your mom. Love, Diane

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