Dear Love Letter Writers,
Where do I begin to express the magnitude of gratitude that I have for each one of you that sat down and penned a love letter to my son Eric.
Having read each one of them before giving them to him I was over whelmed at the outpouring of love. Some of the letters made me teary eyed, others made me laugh out loud.
Having written many love letters myself, I often wondered about the facilitator of the love bundle reading each letter first. I wondered about the person that the bundle was intended for. I was now on that end of the letter writing. I was my son’s facilitator and I was blown away. Not only did they come from all over the USA, but Austria, Brazil and New Zealand to name a few. Love Letter Writers are all over the world, more than I ever imagined!
The next step was to present them to Eric. He was home the weekend that his letter date was over. I had about 100 letters wrapped in a red ribbon. I was not sure how to give them to him. He had a big baseball tryout coming up. His bonus dad and I worried about this. Last year he didn’t make the team and set him on a downward spiral that was not good. So negative. Anxiety off the chart. I worried every day about him. In my hands I was holding a 100+ letters of outpouring support and love, and they were not from mom!
He came into my studio and I handed him the bundle wrapped in a red ribbon. I casually mentioned that they had come for him in the mail. He didn’t read them right away. He headed back to school with his bundle.
That night I received a text from him. The three words that showed up made me smile. “These are AWESOME!” My reply, “Like you”
He read a few each night to make them last as he said. He said that he read a few before his big try out. I am happy to say that he did make the college baseball team. But the biggest thing that came from this is that he realized that when you put love out there it will come back to you 200+ times. I say 200+ because I gave him a second bundle that was just as large a week later.
So thank you fellow love letter writers! Don’t stop writing, your words changed a way a kid thinks of himself and I THANK YOU!
Love and Letter writing,
Eric’s Biggest Fan, his MOM.