I did a paper version of this page years ago, thought I'd do one for my digi album. Thanks for the challenge Pam!
This is Richard's mom, she passed away at the age of 54, a couple of years before I met him… my letter to her…

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Journaling: Dear Dot,
I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I feel as if I know you. Your son talks about you all the time. I know we would have been very close and I miss the relationship that could have been, and the grandmother my kids will never know. I just want to thank you for raising such a wonderful son, and let you know that he is happy.

I know before you passed away that you were worried about him and his relationship, and you obviously had good reason. It’s ironic how women can sometimes see things, that men overlook. I know that although you weren’t fond of her, you chose to rise above it, to keep the peace, to ensure you had access to your son and grandsons. Well she did eventually break his heart, and split up the family, something he never thought he would get over.... especially after, you passing away, his marriage breaking up, and him giving up the business, all in the span of a year. But he is strong and with 2 young boys to be there for, he persevered and made a new life for himself. That’s when I came along, but I think you already know that... I always tell him, he has an angel on his shoulder watching over him.

I want to let you know, that everything turned out alright, even though it’s been a long bumpy road. She never made it easy for any of us, including her own 2 children, but we pulled together as a family and all have good relationships, despite her. Your 2 older grandsons have grown into fine young men, that you would be proud of. Richard points out frequently all your Bondy traits that the boys have inherited. You also have 2 other grandsons, that are the apple of our eyes, and that I’m sure you would have loved dearly, and they you.

I would like to let you know that you raised your son to be an amazing father, who has wonderful values and strives to be the best he can, in all that he does. He is a good provider and insures, none of us wants for anything, but also knows the importance of family life and always puts his family first. He is a hands-on dad and makes sure he there for his boys when they need him. He is also a wonderful husband, who knows me almost better than I know myself. He is my rock, my best friend, my confidante.

There are so many questions I would love to ask you, what your son was like as a young boy? His likes and dislikes, your hopes and dreams for him… But, I am certain, we will meet one day, and all my questions will be answered.

I know you had a special relationship with your son and that he misses you dearly, but even though you were taken at such an early age, you were a great role model and instilled wonderful values in your son. I know that he will pass these on to his children, and them to their own children and nobody can ask for a better legacy than that!
Until me meet,
Love your daughter-in-law, Jane xo