We had Mass said for you today at St. Matt's. I shed a few tears, for I miss you so dearly. There are days that seem like it has been too long since you went to meet our Heavenly Father, just as there are moments that I expect you to come galloping into the room and flash me that sweet smile. At this moment, know that if I could, I would take you in my arms and hold you so tight.
It is snowing as I am writing to you, dear Ben! Can you believe it? Tomorrow, we are going to the Great Wolf Lodge to have some warm weather fun to celebrate your birthday. I know you would love it and that is why we are going.
Oh, Ben, there is so much in my heart that I want to tell you, but words fail me. I love you and I am so proud to have had the privilege of being your mother.