Friday, May 19, 2006

Mother's Day Gift

Last night Girlfriend came over with a Mother's Day gift for me. Here it is. It left me all teary eyed.

Dear Jo,
Thank you. That is the only way I can say it. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for caring if I am happy and safe. Thank you for the comfort of a mother and the support of a friend. Thank you for all the times I've cried to you and not felt foolish. Thank you for family dinners and family outings. Thank you for letting me be a part of your amazing family.
You have taught me so much aobut the person I want to be. About life lessons and understanding them. Because of you I've learned how to better accept those who've hurt me and still love them. Because of you, I've learned to love myself andnot waive my feelings aside as silly or unimportant.
You are a beautiful woman, an amazing mother, a strong saint of Chirst and I am proud to have known you. I love you.
Love,
Girlfriend.

I hate that the letter feels like goodbye.

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A thinker said...

That is so sweet.

Don't make it goodbye. It sounds like she needs you, even if only long distance.

Granny said...

Beautiful, Jo, and I'm sure so true.

ipodmomma said...

maybe goodbye, maybe see you later...

all things for a reason, a season or forever... but certainly for a purpose...

a beautiful blessing, nonetheless....