Quitting smoking is the smartest decision I ever made for myself. Smoking was the worst thing I ever did for myself. And I did it for about 35 years, give or take 4 or 5 years when I would quit for a few months, or a year or two when I was pregnant with you. I depended on cigarettes to get me through the good times and the bad. They were always with me.
I remember when we lived in Minnesota and you were 9 or 10 years old. We were driving down the road and you just started crying. You wanted me to quit because you were afraid I would die. Oh it just broke my heart.
You know how much I love you, right? It is really impossible for you to know just how much I love you but you will understand when you have children. Cigarette addiction is a strong, nasty thing. Look what I did to you and your Dad. The longer you smoke the harder it is to quit.
You are so strong and healthy – the picture of health. Please take control of the addiction and kick it to the curb. Imagine doing what I did to your son or daughter. Remember what that felt like. Don’t do it.
You are strong enough and you are so worth the effort.
Best thing I ever did. It’s a freedom that is as sweet as anything I’ve known.
Do it Sam. I know you can. You know it too.
I love you the most infinity,