I’ve been cleaning out our office (this is a HUGE undertaking and we aren’t done yet!). I’ve scanned a bunch of pics and added them to Facebook, and have enjoyed all the comments. As I went through a box of pics I was overcome with memories…
It was a box that I’d packed when my mom died and didn’t have a chance to go through – all these years later, I pulled that box out. School pictures, cards, her work ID, newspaper clippings from things in our past… and a love letter from my dad to celebrate their 26th anniversary. Spiral notebook, lined paper with words from my dad’s heart. I felt the love. I knew they loved each other, but this was special and I will treasure it always. He ended it with an expression that I have used in my books – not knowing they were his words too.
“I love you always, all ways” <3
That one piece of paper made the bags and boxes I’ve been going through worth every moment it took to get there.
If you’re reading this, I <3 you, B