Yesterday, she posted this message, and as I wiped away the tears, I thought, what a beautiful declaration of unconditional love. I asked Danielle if I might share it, and she agreed.
Here is her message:
“This is so bizarre and yet completely perfect and what a reminder of what we had....
“As many of you know there is a missing lottery ticket out there, worth $63 million, and tomorrow is the deadline to claim it. Well I thought, I should check Jon's car, you never know, we only live 5 miles from that 7/11 store where it was sold, and the boys play baseball right there. So I go look, and I find this cut up piece of paper in his center console. Tears fell as I remembered writing these words and then something amazing happened to bring it full circle.
Sometimes I wonder to myself. Why am I so lucky?
Why have I been blessed with the most amazing husband and man to be the father of my child? He works hard and learns well. He's intelligent and amazingly funny and able to laugh with me about anything and everything.
He really does love me. I've never had to spend a day wondering if he does because he proves it to me with every breath. He is a generous and light-hearted lover. He provides all you could desire in the way of materials but he's also my ideal companion. He is simply the best man for me and to have found him was like hitting the lotto jackpot.
“It's an email I sent him on Aug 29, 2005. He must have printed it and kept it close. I wrote it while enjoying one of the countless moments I had spent pondering what I did to deserve him, his love and the amazing life we shared. The last line is just such a perfect reminder and so odd that a search for this elusive ticket is what led me to find this note in the first place. I love you and miss you so much, Jon."
Danielle’s words and her note to Jon say it all. This reminder urges me to entreat you to enjoy every moment you have with those you love. Don’t ever waste that time with pettiness or unnecessary anger. Do whatever you can to make that time as precious as the moments that Danielle and Jon shared.
Til Next Time,