Wednesday, May 7, 2008
A Thank You note from my son
God gave me this boy. He is the best person I know. He doesn't talk the talk; he walks the walk. You won't hear him spouting rhetoric; you will see him living his beliefs. I was so proud that he was with me at my graduation from college. I can't wait to be there for his.
This morning, the first email I read was this:
Guys, this is for a project, and I mean every word of it. I was to write a thank you note to the person or persons of my choice.
Mom and Dad, Thank you for all of the support you have given me throughout my life. You have really taught me what it means to support yourself and stay strong even when everything looks like it will fall apart. This will help me to no end, and I will take all of your lessons to heart as I move out on my own. I really appreciate all that you have done for me and all that you have taught me.
I had tears in my eyes when I finished reading it. Just when I thought we must be the worst parents in the world for not having enough money to give our kids all that I think they deserve, just when I thought we were setting a bad example by not always popping right back up from a setback...well, he told me how wrong I was.
Hang in there, Moms of the world. Your kids are picking up the lessons, whether you think they are or not.
Peace - D