Something special happened today. When Cait came in there was an envelope in the door. It was a letter to you! It was from Linda, your old friend (not old in age, old in that she’s known you since you just turned 1). She used to come over and do speech therapy with you. She did a lot to help us with eating and figuring out the tricks to help you swallow and clear the food out of your mouth. Without those tricks, we probably wouldn’t be able to feed you by mouth! In your life, you have had many people who have made a big difference. She is one of your people.
I wanted to write the letter she wrote because it was so beautiful, it made Mommy cry which hasn’t really been so hard lately. I read it to you before but I want to keep it with the others so we can always go back to it when we need to.
Because of this life you have chosen, you will always know the spark of the Divine, as it will never be clouded by envy, pride, greed, or any of the things that keep the rest of us from knowing the real truth of life.
Because of this life you have chosen, you teach us compassion.
Because of this life you have chosen, we learn true selflessness.
Because of this life you have chosen, we learn about unconditional love.
Because of this life you have chosen, we learn what real sacrifice is.
Because of this life you have chosen, you retain your innocence – something each of us needs in order to return to our Father. Your family, friends and teachers receive important lessons that could not otherwise be learned.
You have given us these opportunities, and for this I am grateful.
In peace and love,
Jakey – you are a strong and beautiful boy, and we are all better people because of you (I know you have heard G-Pa say that a million times).