The morning ritual through Bob's eyes
Sometimes there were notes written about writing the notes. The two notes below express what this ritual gave to Bob: peace, solitude, an opportunity for contemplation, and hope that at least some of his words would resonate with his children.
You have no idea how peaceful it is to sit at the kitchen table with a candle or two burning and a cup of coffee in front of you and a pen in hand ready to write. I love getting up ahead of everyone and having that hour to myself and my thoughts. It's very helpful, meditative way to start the day. It gives me a chance to think about myself, about you and Theo and mom. And writing to you gives me another chance. A chance to connect with you - share my thoughts - my life with you. A chance to give you something of my private self. Without feedback of any kind which is a plus and a minus but hey - that's life. I love you.
Every single person alive today (and whoever has or ever will live) has to have faith - faith in themselves, faith in God, faith that the sun will come up in the morning, faith that they will have time in their lives to accomplish what they want - all kinds of faith. I've been writing you notes every school day since you could barely read and I do it with the faith that they mean something to you (like they do to me) and that you read most of them (maybe all, who knows?) If you think back you'll probably notice that I really only write about a few different things and mostly about having faith in yourself, working hard to be the best you can be and not giving up. So believe in yourself Theo. Work hard and don't give up! I love you so much!