Tuesday, April 11, 2006

4/11 For Cindy

Cindy, you said you liked Beata's blog better because she mentioned you. Well, I'll do better than that. First of all, did you notice the alliteration in the first sentence? Cool, huh? Secondly, since I wrote about Sarah on the birthday you share, I thought I'd talk about you today. Scared?

Seriously, Cin, I really love you. What a great sister-in-law you are! You and Joe are a good pair, dare I say "made for each other"? You've raised three sons who you have every right to be proud of. Adam is bright and funny, Cody is bright and funny, and Eric is bright and funny. Notice a pattern here? Anyway, you and Joe did a great job with your boys. I know it's hard for you to let go of them, but I can tell you it gets easier. (I can tell you that, but it's a lie. I miss my kids every day--all three of them.)

I think you've changed in recent years. Since you've lost your parents, you seem to be more sentimental. You are so loving and generous, and you're never afraid to say I love you. To me that's an admirable quality.

Want to tell you I love you. Don't know why you're the "star" of my blog today, but I just felt like it.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

NOW there is pressure for me to comment and make it good.....First of all for everyone that doesn't know me....my BOYS ARE the GREATEST gifts in my world and to the world...they are MY contribution to society. They each are so talented in their own ways, they surprise even me sometimes. All I EVER wanted in life was to be a mom...a good one. Can't say I did it all that well, but my boys turned out ok any way. I can cry just thinking of them. So Jer, you are right. I am sentimental...embarrassingly so, but that is always been true. You are right though, that I have changed with losing my parents...I feel hardened by it. I felt a terrible lose when your parents died, but it felt like I was hollowed out when I lost my own. But what gets me through each day is my family, and in that I include the Bozarth's...all of you, each of you...I love you all, more than you will know. On those rare occassions I want to boot Joe, I don't b/c I would have so much I would have to give up. So you are stuck with me...I LOVE YOU RIGHT BACK. (again for those that don't know me...can you tell I talk a lot and never really say much...jer can tell you)

Jer said...

I love it, Cin. You write just like you talk. It's like being back home. Miss you all.

Karen said...

Cindy,
You and Jer both have so much to be proud of. You are each, in your own right, outstanding people. You have both raised children that you can be so very proud of. It was always my biggest hope to be a good mom, but that isn't in the cards. Hopefully I can always be a good Aunt. I'm not perfect, but I love all of my nieces and nephews fiercely and it is the best family to be a part of. When are we going to Bath??

Karen

Jer said...

Karen, you're a superb aunt and a great s-i-l. We all have tons of faults. That's a pre-requisite for getting into the Bozarth family. And I wrote to our long lost relative in Bath and told her we had a secret meeting and will all descend on her at an undisclosed time. (I slay myself.)

Beata said...

I am so lucky to be part of this wonderful family and Aunt Cindy made the welcoming part, over four years ago, warm and easy, and just filled with love. Thank you, Mom, for dedicating your posting to my pretty Aunt! :-) I love you guys!

Jer said...

Cindy's going to love the "pretty aunt" part. :)

Joe said...

you should see her in the mornings.that is not so pretty.

Jer said...

I'm tellin'...