Today is my son's birthday.
He shares his special day with:
Robby Krieger (guitarist with the Doors)
Bob Eubanks (game show host)
Jose Ferrer (anyone remember him?)
Little Anthony Gourdine (and the Imperials)
The photos I have kept of you when you were a baby and a toddler are so precious to me. They bring back such wonderful memories. And when you were in elementary school you and I had some times just for us, like the times you and I stayed up later than the rest of our family and watched a scary show together or watched sports that the rest of the family did not care to watch. Watching you overcome your extreme shyness and accept that other children looked up to you, partly for your height and for your gentle nature, was a joy for me as your mom. The way you were so quiet and did not have much to say but when you did say something it was profound.
We live so many miles from each other. 3800 miles between us does not change my love for you and my appreciation of all the caring and considerate things you have done for me through the years. I sympathize with the painful lessons in life you have had to learn; I applaud your success in overcoming traits in yourself you did not care for; I admire your ability to forgive others and absolve them of their cruel intent and I wish you success and happiness in your life.
With much love now and forever,