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MAY 19, 1999

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I wanted to make Mother’s Day a little more special than in the past.

You know something besides your basic sappy card. So I thought that
I would make a tape of my two boys telling why they think their mother
was the best in the world. I told them to act like they would not see her
for a long time.

My youngest went first. He told my wife how that she was
wonderful and the best Mom in the world. He then tells her how he
remembers how she used to read him a story “I love you forever”.
He says that he remembers that she could not finish the story
without crying. He ends his part by telling her that now he can say
“I love you forever, I’ll like you for always, and now and forever my
mommy you’ll be.”

My oldest son then got on the tape and told her how great she
was and that he remembers how that she always listened to his
problems and took time to help him. He also thanked her for staying
home with him when he was a baby and giving up her career to do this.
Well I edited the tape and had my youngest say “Good Morning
Mommy, Time to wake up. Happy Mother’s Day!!” We then recorded
a song by Vince Gil followed by the recording of the two boys and me.
I then put this in my alarm clock and set it to play the tape at 8:00am.
We were already up and she was about to leave the room about
7:45am and I told her that she had to stay in bed until 8:00am. She
asked me if the boys were going to do something then and I said yes.
I then asked her if she wanted something to drink and went to the
kitchen to get us something. Right on time I heard “Good Morning
Mommy, time to wake up. Happy Mothers Day!!” Then I heard her
laugh out loud. The song played and then I heard both boys on the
tape followed by my own voice. I then went into the room and received
a big hug by my wife who was crying and told me that that was the
sweetest thing that she had ever received. She told me no matter
what else we gave her that was the best Mother’s Day gift she had
ever gotten.

Oh and by the way, the boys also gave her a new copy of “I’ll
love you forever”, but this copy was signed by both of them and dated
Mother’s Day 1999. She read it to them and yes she cried the whole
way through. — Mark Maddoux

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