Hundreds of poems that run the gambit of messages just as does life. Some deep and spiritual, others blunt and factual, and a special few poetic in the purest of ways. This book began as a somewhat traditional book of poems. In time, it changed and the way it changed made it something more important than a book of poems.
It became a love letter from a son to his mother. “Notes to Mom” is a tribute to love. The love of a mother for a son and a son for a mother. Kathryn O’Connor Van Wagner, Katie to many, passed away many years ago. She lives on in her son, Gil Van Wagner’s, heart. He began explaining each poem to her in a personal and conversant note. In time, the notes out shined the poetry. The book became much more. An autobiographical soul sharing that shines with love and the very real relationship of a mother and son.
“Notes to Mom” is gut-wrenching…..for the writer and the reader. To love this deeply is to live intensely each and every day. The author hopes it reminds you of your love and the love many have for you. He also hopes it fills readers with the confidence to love unconditionally……as Mothers do and every Mother’s child can.