An Open Letter to My Son Andrew!


Drew,

My letter to you turned out to be a book, and I thank you for discovering a process that has helped me heal our relationship. I’ve had no problem admitting my faults, especially in my role as your father. You’ve never given up on me, and that’s something I’m thankful for.

Our weekly conversations always lift my spirits. You couldn’t know how much I enjoy just hearing you being you in the local food store, ordering your coffee at Starbucks, or when you’re doing a client’s hair. When you apologize for putting me on hold, and I let you know it’s all right, it’s because it is. I love just hearing you living your life.

There are moments when I’m feeling down, that I’m able to reflect on our lazy summer days fishing on the boat, the game at Yankee stadium or your big smile wearing the Mickey Mouse ears on the return flight from Disney World.

I cherish the times we’ve shared and agonize over the many I’ve missed. You’re the vitality of my hope, meaning and purpose to make it home in order to create more happy memories.

I love you with all my heart!

Dad

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