Sunday, May 20, 2007

May 20th, 2003

Meredith Lee Hudson
1938 - 2003

Dear Mom,

There are so many things that I should have told you, and now you're gone.

For so many years, you were a good friend, in addition to being my mother. Even as a child and a teenager, when other kids my age would be embarrassed by their mother, I wasn't.

I enjoyed the weird books that you had around; that I read. In a way, I enjoyed the weird spelling habits that I picked up from those books. To this day, I have to correct myself of some of my more colourful spelling habits. Some are a grey area, and I let them slide...

The last few years, when you lived off in Montana, we were not close. At least not like we were in the past. I don't know how typical this is of mother/son relationships. Maybe very. I could have done more.

I thought of you every day, even when I didn't call. You were important to me then, and continue to be, today. Montana was far, but there was little excuse for me to stay away so long. You're farther from me now, but you are still close to my heart.

I love you,

Your son


  1. Nicely said. I have this sad anniversary coming up in a few days but I remember all the good things too.

  2. The anniversary of my mother's passing was in March. I used to write mom letters on Sunday each week. It is a practice that I have kept up anyhow just in my journal. This was a good letter, Roland.


  3. Well done. That anniversary for me falls in August. Sometimes I feel sorry for myself, since my son was only fifteen months old when she passed, but then I remind myself that she was around long enough to hold him.

    I won't likely forget the anniversary of your mom's passing. I turned forty-seven on that date.


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