On November 11th, 2011, I sent my mom a card for Thanksgiving using the Apple Cards iOS app. It’s a great app to use for sending physical greeting cards to people that aren’t likely to enjoy an ecard. When I sent it to her, I really had no idea how much she was struggling.
On the front of the card there is a photo of my son sitting in a field of pumpkins. Inside I wrote:
Happy Thanksgiving, Mom!
Hopefully next year we’ll all be together!
Until then, know that you are loved and missed!
In early March of 2013, I found it in a big box of assorted paperwork. Inside it was another photo of my son I had sent her, on the back of which she had written, “My First grandson,” in a strange, chunky, block lettering that looks nothing like her perfect Palmer method penmanship that I know.