The new blog is: http://www.jrclswomen.blogspot.com/
The old link is to a collection of old family "Christmas" letters: http://adrr.com/living/family.htm
Now for the letter to my mom I need to send her:
One thing I hear over and over again is people complaining that their parents never would sit down and talk. Or stand and talk. Or talk at all. Saturday I got to thinking about that. One thing you have always done is to be willing to sit and talk and to listen.
You would listen intelligently to anything. When I was learning calculus and special relativity, you would listen and understand and talk with me about them.
At the time I did not realize that most moms would not do that (and could not, come to think). You did. Any time. Every time. You and dad both took time for a hug, to tell me you loved me and to spend time. And you, you were always willing to take time to listen.
I wanted to write you and just tell you that I appreciated that. Not only do I love you, I am grateful for you. I just wanted you to know.