“Letters from Mom”

Mom wrote me hundreds of letters and would often send me greeting cards with snipped comics or articles from newspapers or magazines she thought I'd enjoy.

On October 14, 2022 – what would have been her father’s 104th birthday – I found this printed email from Mom tucked into an old file folder. Juno was a free email service that was around for a while at the end of the last century. I must have convinced her to sign up for it. At this point I am no longer sure who the S was supposed to represent, although I suspect it was a pet. I’ll have to ask Jenny.

4 Aug 1997
my dearest david,
I just signed up for juno/thanks. I guess my new address will show when you get this, but let me explain. kathiedjs – guess who the s stands for!

lately, i seem to just say “i love you” a lot. I haven’t always got the words to tell you how full my heart is and how much i wish for you all the wonderful things that life has to offer. i hope for you [***] to be happy and more, to be peaceful, to know joy, to know what it means to love and nurture a child (or six). i hope to be around to share that joy and help with the trials if you need me. you always have my heart, my love.

david, i am so proud of you, not for what you do, but for who you are.
wherever you go, whatever you do, that will never change.