Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hey Eli...I'm still behind you!

Eli carried a picture in his wallet that I gave him before he left on his mission. It's a photo of me holding a toddler Eli on my lap. His face is one of wide-eyed,open-mouthed laughing as he's leaning into the camera while I steadied him with my hands. On the back of the photo, I wrote words explaining the picture as a metaphor that I would always be behind him, supporting him in everything that he was doing, whatever it would be. I still feel that way. When I found this picture, so many years, miles and experiences away from that sweeter and simpler time in Ohio, I remembered that beat up, old photo in his wallet...well Eli...I'm still behind you honey...

5 comments:

Diane said...

I know the feeling. So well.
I love sharing motherhood with you.

katzbox said...

back at cha pal

The Slusser Family said...

awww. . .that is so cute!! He will love this!

Stephanie Jette said...

tears are running down my cheeks as we speak. love u

Eliot Bowman said...

Thank you, mom. I've always known and felt that. And I know you'll never stop. That picture is now in my scriptures...and I like there most.