I 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.
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.