You are the strongest person I’ve ever known. You have gone through so much in your lifetime that it’s a miracle you still have your youth at the time I write this. I know at times you’re probably depressed at how life had turned out (e.g. Christian and Patrick no longer communicating with you, Uncle Scotty’s death, etc.). But you never faulter.
You are the reason I am who I am today. You raised me to be a man of compassion and honesty. You somehow found a way to support me and your other two sons despite a tough divorce and virtually no income. Your entrepreneurship is what inspired me to start my own business. Your faith in me is one of the things that keeps me going. You believe in me when others don’t. You try to comfort me when others don’t. You listen and don’t judge.
I know there have been many times where I seem to have nothing to say. I am quiet, reserved, and bite my tongue in most situations. You may think I am mad at you for something…but that is far from the truth. I do look forward to seeing you. I enjoy our time together. I feel like I’ve just lost the ability (as a person) to communicate effectively. So through this message I wanted you to know what during the times I was silent, I just couldn’t find the right words to say. But bottom line – you are my world.
Thank you mom – for everything.