A Birthday Letter to The Momma

The Momma and me forty years ago

Today my mom turns eighty-one. I don’t know what I did to deserve such a wonderful mom, but I am humbled and grateful to be blessed so much. With her permission, I am sharing the birthday letter that I wrote to her to thank her for all she’s done for me and to celebrate the beautiful person that she is.

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Dear Mom,

You are such a wonderful mom that it makes me sad. I’m sad for the millions and millions of people in the world who would give anything and everything they have to have grown up with such loving, caring and supportive parents. I fully realize how fortunate I am to not know their grief and their pain.

I am one of the lucky ones who was blessed with all the love a kid could ever need, the love that enabled me to grow up healthy, happy and self-confident. It was this love that enabled me to be a wonderful parent myself and to contribute not only a beautiful daughter to the world but also books and writings that inspire others and perhaps give them a taste of the love they are in such desperate need of. When people thank me for the work I do in the world, I feel humbled because I know that I am not the source of that work. I am simply passing along the love I received from you and Dad.

That’s how love works. Every act, every intention of love takes on a life of its own. It grows and spreads and assumes whatever form is appropriate for whatever it happens to touch. Do you realize the enormity of that statement? It means that every time you did something out of love for me, or even just had a loving thought about me, that love is still alive and strong, rippling out in wave after wave of loving energy, healing people’s hearts, minds and spirits all over the world.

Thank you, Mom, for so many years of unconditionally loving me. The pure energy of your loving heart will continue to echo throughout generations yet to come. Your love has made me a better human being and the world a better place. On behalf of everyone who has been or will be touched by your love, thank you for adding such beauty to our lives.



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4 Responses to “A Birthday Letter to The Momma”

  1. speterka2@charter.net Says:

    Really, really awesome, Phil..and so true :)

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thanks, Pam! It sure was great to visit with you today!

  3. Heidi Says:

    Love, love, love this picture of you and your Mom! Delightful!

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Me, too! Thanks, Heidi!

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