My mom sent me an email with the subject line “Hi, David”:

I guess I can at least figure out how to send an email message to my favorite son!!!

I realy wish I could spend more time with you and [name redacted].

I suppose it’s not as much fun for you when you come to see me. I know my depression has always been a problem. It’s really hard to be so far away and without a job.

I’m hoping that issue will be fixed in the near future. [name redacted] sent me information about the New York Times job list.

I hope that you know that, no matter how much I may have hurt youbecause I was depressed, I have always loved you more than life itself. I can’t wait to see you and [name redacted]. Let me know what you think she might like for Christmas.

I love you sooooo much,