Thursday, October 2, 2014


As a Mother, you sometimes may wonder, what your child thinks of you.  What are they really thinking inside that precious heart and mind of theirs?  Well, on my birthday, I received a beautiful text from my son John Frangeskos, away studying at the University at Albany at 1:04am.  He was the first one to wish me Happy Birthday.   I wish to share with you his text.  It is precious and priceless.  

"Hi Mom, I know it's late but I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday.  You may not realize it but you are one of my greatest role models in life, I adore you and couldn't even imagine being raised by someone else.  18 years ago you took on the job of raising triplets and you have done a great job guiding me into the right direction academically and mentally, I love you so much and you have the greatest job in the world.  I love you so much and I can't even describe how beautiful, talented, smart, funny, personable person you are.  I feel like I took after you and inherited all of your traits.  I will always be your "Bird" and I will always be your son.   I don't care even in 30 years, I promise to keep having our little "Moes" dates even if I'm super busy.  I hope you realize that you don't have to have a job to make me proud of you, because ever since I was born, you have given up everything in your life to make the triplets better and raising 3 successful triplets is ten times harder than any job.  I want you to know that I will always love my Mother and you are my idol who I will always look up to in life, love my "Mama Lombardi."

Love always,
(John Frangeskos)  

John at nine years old on Thanksgiving Day.
This picture he sent me on my birthday.

John and I today hugging at the train station, on his way back to the University at Albany.

God is great.  He Blessed me with 3 loving, caring, kind children.  I received 2 other texts from my Julia and Michael...sweet, short and to the point.  They love me Super Big too!

Give everything to your children, not necessarily material things...but love them to the greatest capacity you have.  If they receive great love from you, they will learn how to love others.  You are their teacher and role model.  Children are the greatest gifts from God.  
Thanks for reading.  

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