Dear Mom (notes from my boys)
Today my boys gave me a card they had made in honor of this first anniversary of Roger’s death. And of course, before I even read it, there were tears. I knew they would offer loving, encouraging words that would honor their dad because they are the young men he raised them to be.
From Logan (15yo) — Dear Mom, You are the best mom anyone could ask for. You would do anything for me. You are always caring for me. You always know when I’m sad or if I need anything. I am glad you are my mom and that I also had the best dad ever. I love you.
From Jordan (21yo) — Dear Mom, You have done great things for our family this past year. You have made sure we were alright. You have provided for our family and tackled things you never thought you could or would and more. Thank you for everything. I love you.
From Dylan (20yo) — Dear Mom, Thank you for showing the world what it looks like to follow Christ. I love you. And I am looking forward to the book I know you are going to write some day. I hope you can enjoy this weekend away.
So I will keep them. These boys of mine. And on this day of remembering, I am thankful for the sweet, gentle, loving memories they have added to it. Good memories so that the painful ones are not all that this day represents.
I love these boys of my heart and being. Today and on any given day.