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A Note to Mom

Hi Mom!

In the Light the World Campaign today it says to thank someone who serves you quietly. Last night, I had a terrible dream. It kept playing over and over and continued to progress. Usually I can stop a dream, but this time it stayed with me. When I woke up I realized it was just a dream, but unfortunately I didn’t feel grateful. Instead I realized that I need to make some changes in how I think and believe. Mainly, I need to start purposely looking back at my past in a more positive and grateful way!

I am now sitting at the airport in El Salvador, waiting to fly to Costa Rica. I read a book called “A Thomas Jefferson Education” while on my flight from Guatemala to here. In this book it shares how research PROVES that the character of a child is shaped in their first 8 years and that the decision to help and include the safety and well being of others in their choices is the HIGHEST level of “socialization.”

It goes on to give credit to those who mentored those children, which just now I realized was YOU!

The key to “mentoring” is to:

1) lead by example

2) share classic literature that shapes lives (I still remember that “Donkey book” you read to us).

3) give opportunities for the individual to grow, yet always receive support, feedback, and inspiration to keep trying again!!!

MOM!!!!! That’s YOU!!!!!!!!!!


THANK YOU for facing CONSTANT opposition to raise us. The greatest leaders in the world faced severe opposition. You must have a TREMENDOUS posterity that we have been through all that we have, but we have still succeeded in becoming great leaders and loving people in society.

Thank you for being our mom!!! We ALL love and appreciate you! . . . Just sometimes we are blind and don’t realize whom to thank for our amazing sense of loving and serving others.

Because it’s from YOU!!!!

“I Often Go Walking”

By: Phyllis Luch
I often go walking in meadows of clover,
gather armfuls of blossoms of blue.
I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over;
Dear mother, all flowers remind me of you.
O mother, I give you my love with each flower
To give forth sweet fragrance a whole lifetime through;
For if I love blossoms and meadows and walking,
I learn how to love them, dear mother, from you.

The most important line of them all . . .

For if I love blossoms and meadows and walking,

I learn how to love them, dear mother, from you.

I love you Mom!

Merry Christmas!

P.S. – Sorry it isn’t anonymous. ☺️

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