Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. ~David Thomas
When my husband died, my eldest son, Paul, gave up his graduate studies and a wonderful job as a graduate assistant to move home and take care of me. I did not ask him to do this. He just knew I needed him.
This decision was costly for my son. He left behind his support system of friends, a job he loved, and graduate credits that wouldn’t transfer. Coming home as an adult is difficult in the best of circumstances. I can’t imagine what a nightmare it has been for him to live in a house of grief.
But he came.
And he stayed.
He is here still.
How do you thank someone for that kind of sacrifice?
Paul has been my great support and held me up when I could not stand. He has been a problem solver and has taken care of countless details and decisions. He has become the man of this house.
I am blessed to be his mother.
His father would be so proud of him.
So, thank you, Paul, for helping me pick up the pieces of our shattered life and gently put them back together again. Thank you for being strong when I wasn’t. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and sacrificially. Thank you….for being YOU.