Mom sent me this birthday card just a few months before my son, her first grandchild, was born. I had called her to tell her about the latest ultrasound and how excited I was; those are the pictures to which she refers.


Dear David,

I am so excited for you and I can’t wait to see the pictures.

I will get to you as soon as I can. I know it would be better to be there when the baby comes. Jackson — what a great name.

I love you so much. I wish we could be together more often. If there is any way I can get there, you know I will.

I love you so much, and I am honored to be your Mother.