Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Love Note

Dear Mom,
I realy want to have our quiet time together (with siblings). I don't want to make you mad, but I would love it if you would let us. Thank you for being so nise to us and for loving us and takeing care of. We all love you and you love us. iexpecily love you and so does dad. Bryn and elyse love you also. You try your hardest to make us happy and feel comfirted. So I promise that I will do the same. I don't know about the girls but I think that they promis too. We are verry thankful that you are our mother. I am so verry happy that you didn't do what youre dad and brothers did!

Thank you!

Gabe (in his exact words and spelling)

Let me prefrence this a little after church the kids have a quiet time, not only for my sanity and time to reflect but for them to reflect too. I don't know how much they think about what they learned at church but it's always good to give it a try. Gabe was asking to have it together and as much as I want them to be on their own and be quiet its cute that they all "WANT" to be together.

As for the reference to my dad and brothers. They all have spent some time in Jail for DUI or drugs or whatever else they do. I love them all to pieces and hope for them to have it together some day. But as I watch them battle addictions it breaks my heart to see how much it runs your life. The saying always comes to me "Once an addict always and addict" Now, I have really never desired this in my life and in fact I have always wanted better for me and for my children. It does get a little hard at times when I don't know exactly what I am doing as a mom but I do my best. But I have to say I never thought that I would get the thanks at such a young tender age of 9. So, Gabe thanks for being so tender and bringing happy tears to my eyes. Love your guts!

This was the following note from Gabe after I gave him a hug and said thank you (with tears in my eyes).

Dear Mom,
Your welcome because I love you so much thank you for being so kind and excepting the letter and making me happy too. I have never ment to make you sad in my life. You make me so happy just by loking at you. This morning when I gave you that hug it made me feel very comfertible.

Thanks mom



Nate and Jilleen said...

That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us. You have great kids.

Amy Lindstrom said...

OK, I am TOTALLY teary! Jess, it is totally because of the type of parents you guys are that he knows to say those sweet words! What a good boy! Doesn't it just make all the harder moments worth it when our kids say stuff like this!

I love the Sunday quiet time idea! I think we are going to try that!

dostaken said...

Jess I found your blog on accident but i was looking at it and it makes my so happy and proud of what a life you have lived. You love your kids and family and it shows . What a STRONG person you are, such an example...I miss you and think of you often. Love ya Stacy Payne

Steve and Julie said...

Very sweet. He seems very grown up through these letters.