Received from my mom in the mail:
I am waiting for my first flight; I have wonderful gobs of relaxing time before boarding. I am sitting in a truly joyful place: the Arrivals gate. A baby meets her uniformed father; she warily receives his tearful caresses; mother changing a mantra… “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy….”
Again I thank you for your forgivemenss. I know and appreciate how hard you try.
I am sending you this card to again tell you how blessed your family is to have you; your children because you love them so much, and are so diligent in their raising, and your Ralph because you do the same for his children.
I am fortunate also. So many times I think, “If only I would have thought of that.”
[ card inscription ]: Happy birthday Mothers’ Day, buckaroo.
I love you sweety, Mama