Monday, February 10, 2014

Love note to mom

My wife found this note last night among the forest of post-it notes that she keeps on the wall overlooking her desk.

If ever an ephemeral slip of paper can define a child, this is it. Our son is just the kind of kid to spontaneously walk up and give someone a hug. He still holds my hand when we're out, still talks to the dog as if he understands every word, still looks out for others before looking out for himself, and yes, still tells his mom he loves her.

When they coined the term gutteh neshumeh - Yiddish for "good soul" - I think they were thinking about him. It's an ideal that somehow rubs off on all of us in the family, and I hope that by sharing it here a little bit of Noah will rub off on you, too.


MorahMommy said...

Still sick, plugging away at my report cards when I looked up at the wall. It was just what I needed. As you said he's "a good soul". How I adore him and our family. Xo

Kalei's Best Friend said...

How about 'old soul'? :-)

Tabor said...

Are you not the lucky one, both to have such a son and to notice!

Tracie Nall said...

So very sweet. It is a good reminder today to spread the love in the ordinary moments, because those are the special moments.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

How great is that!