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This is my favorite note.
This is the note that splits my emotional atoms in two; he is both here and not. I am happy to have the note but sad to not have him. This is also the note that reminds me how important words of praise are to our children. Genuine words. Not a reply to a child’s prompt. But a praise that comes out of nowhere. Those are the ones that stick with us. I need to do more of that.
11-18-00 Sat – “Sommer, I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you. I’m sure I don’t tell you that enough, today just seemed the day to tell you. You work hard, study hard, you’ll do fine in life, of that I’m sure. Today you’re in my heart heavy, I don’t know why. I love you very much. Smile large. Love, Dad”