Hi Honey, another 21st and here I am. Things have been crazy since the last time we talked. Dylan scored another goal on February 1st, he is getting so good at hockey, and he loves it as much as you and Mark did. He also played at First Niagara twice and got ready in the official Sabres locker room,that was a thrill for him too. He is making some life long friends in his teammates, reminds me of you, Ricky C., Russ H., Matt C., Pat D. and all the others. Bad thing happened to me, I went to the ER on 2/5 with horrible stomach pain, and ended up
getting my gall bladder out. Craziest thing ever, never had any gall bladder issues in my life. You remember how when I'd get a bad tummy, I'd take Pepcid AC, or something like that
and it used to go away? The Dr. said that was probably my problem all along and it can take years for it to become an acute attack like I had. Day 1, they did a procedure and took out
11 stones that had become lodged in the channel by my liver and on Day 2, they took the whole gall bladder out, yucky stuff. I've been off work recuperating, but I'm going to go back on Monday and play it by ear. Takes a little longer to heal then it did 32 years ago when I had a C-section with you. The whole family is going to go shopping to get your stone, the cemetery thinks it should be OK to put in this spring. We were going to go on 2/21, but I'm going to have to wait a few more weeks. It still makes me nervous because there is so much snow (you wouldn't believe it) and I'm afraid it will still be too swampy, but time will tell. Dylan's playoffs start this weekend, and I know you will be there will him all the way,
and watching over him. March 5 is the Beginner/Mites Hockey Banquet and we will once again be giving out an award in your honor. Dylan was here Wednesday morning and he said 'Grandma, I think I know who I want to give Daddy's award to this year', and I smiled and said, it's not
up to us Dylan, it's up to the coaches. God, I love that little guy so.
Last but not least,two major birthdays this month. Sara turned 30 on the 13th, and she is still as gorgeous as the day you meant her. She is doing an amazing job being both Mom and Dad and I have so much love and respect for her. Then, yesterday your little guy turned 8, I still remember the first time I saw you holding him with that little beanie on. I thank God every day that you got to experience that love Eric. He misses you so, but we try to keep him happy and busy and give him enough love for 10 kids, which is easy to do with him. Sara got him a guitar and signed him up for guitar lessons. I know you always wanted to do that, and he is thrilled!! I'll let you go now, I know you're happy, and I hope you can see these notes I write to you, it keeps me going sometimes. I love
you so, my beautiful baby boy.......Mom