My son, daughter-in-law and husband each wrote me letters. My daughter sent a sweet card and pictures of my granddaughter. If my daughter and her family had been at the park with us, it would have been a perfect day.
I cried as I read each word my family wrote to me. They shared their hearts and I learned things I never knew about how they felt.
It is so easy to dwell on the hard times. The mistakes I made as a mother and a wife. Feeling I can never get that time back or make it better. What they wrote me was how proud they were at my courage and unwavering drive to be better. Who knew. They have learned forgiveness and kindness and courage. It makes me tear up just thinking about it.
Words can make or break a person. Sunday, words lifted me to a place I didn't even know existed. It's so sad to think, we go through life assuming how people feel or think of us. For me, I was afraid to even ask the question for fear of the answer I would hear. How wrong I was. All it took was to open the lines of communication to gain a new perspective and stand a little taller.
Love is a driving force in creating an atmosphere of change and hope. Write a letter to someone you love and watch the miracles unfold. I hope these letters live on and I will run across them from time to time and feel the love again and again. Happy Mother's day to all the fabulous women who run the world through the raising of quality human beings and to all those who have gone on to be with the Lord. Mom, I love and miss you everyday.