April FINNEY-NINTH!!!! MY MIMI SAYS TO TELL YOU “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” AND SHE LOVES YOU SO MUCH AND SHE’S SO SORRY!!!!!!
I KNOW my UNCLE CHUCK aka CHARLES MICHAEL CHILDS aka CHUCK CHILDS will read this one day.
I KNOW HE WILL.
I WANT HIM TO KNOW HOW MUCH HIS MOTHER LOVED HIM AND NEVER, NOT ONE DAY, DID NOT THINK ABOUT HIM.
She wrote you a letter EVERY YEAR on your birthday. She would also write you letters just for the heck of it. I have a couple of them.
She made me promise her, pre-mortem, that I would find you and tell you how much she always loved you.
I loved your mother more than anyone on this whole, entire planet…..she loved me more than anyone, too, except you, and both your brothers told me that at her funeral.
By the way, I am your niece, Sarah, I have been compared to you many times in my lifetime and it will be a pleasure to finally meet the one other sane person on my paternal side of our fucked-up ass family.