May 11, 1944
I’m writing this letter just for you Mom. You know, as I sit here I keep trying to think of the words to tell you how grateful I am to God for giving me the most wonderful mother in the world and no matter how much I think of it I know I could never hope to put in words, the love in my heart for my Mom. It’s a feeling that will be with me whenever I am, Mom, and as long as I live. I only hope that whatever I do I can say that you’re proud of me and if that’s the case then I don’t care what anyone else says. Honestly, Mom, you can’t imagine how much your encouragement helped me out this past month. No matter how long I live Mom I’ll take the advice from you as the best authority in the world. I ask God every night to look after my Mom and next Sunday I’ll be right at Mass receiving communion just for you.