As soon as I moved to Los Angeles, Mom started to send me articles about the Gators which she clipped from The Gainesville Sun. Sometimes she’d toss in a few Peanuts comics or a sticker, little things like that. And always a note. Here is the note she included after we beat Tennessee 27-23 in Knoxville, a week and a half after I arrived in LA:
I thought you might like to see these — even if it’s after the fact …
There are a million things I would like to say to you, all kinds of words of wisdom I wish I could find. All I know is that, if you stay true to your heart and what you know is good and just, you’ll find your way, whatever the road.
Just remember how wonderful you are and how much you are loved.
PS — and have fun :)