If this is 40 I will be a.o.k.

Today has been filled with all kinds of presents big and small.  It’s been a day of blue Tiffany boxes and handmade cards.  I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.  I am hydrating and getting ready for an exciting weekend filled with friends and family and friends that might as well be family.

But there is one thing that grabbed my heart right away this morning – a handwritten letter from Alex.  And since he doesn’t read my blog that frequently (and hopefully none of his friends’ moms will tell) I wanted to share the letter with you. (I guess that is one of the hard things about having a writer for a mom…you never know what will end up in print.)

Dear Mom,

I will always love you with all of my heart.  You do so much for me and I think it’s time to let you know how I feel.  I love the way you say good night to me every night.  I love the way you wake up at 6:00 to tell me good luck for my baseball games.  I love the way you tell Ethan to stop talking because he never listens to me.  I love the way you help me with the dishwasher.  I love the way you know which Starbucks makes the Iced Venti Nonfat Chai, RIGHT.  I love the way you hang up to talk to me even if I don’t have anything to say.  I love the way you are. Most of all I love the way you love me.

Happy 40th!



Maybe that’s a bonus of being a writing mom…your kids use your most precious medium to express their feelings too.

3 comments on “If this is 40 I will be a.o.k.

  1. Jenni on said:

    Absolutely, stunningly beautiful, Julie!! What a precious letter! It deserves to be framed!

  2. Michael Ann on said:

    OMG…that made tears well up in my eyes. Incredible. That one letter is all you need!!!

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