This post contains material of a sensitive matter and adult nature.
I don’t have much time, but I wanted to take a minute to write you this letter. I hope you enjoyed your 82nd birthday celebration yesterday. You looked so beautiful and happy. I wanted to celebrate Mother’s Day with you today, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to leave soon. I wish I had time to look for another piece of paper, this one has something all over it. I hope you’ll still be able to read it.
Anyway, I’m so glad I had a chance to spend your birthday with you. I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you’ve ever done for me throughout my life.
Your unending love for me is truly a blessing and I’ll always be grateful. Only a Mother who loves you could be so patient and understanding with someone who’s had all the issues and problems I’ve had. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you are always in my corner, no matter what I’ve done, even now.
Thank you for letting me stay with you when I had nowhere else to go. I have to stop writing for now Ma, but I’ll finish this letter later…..
Ok, I found a place where I can sit and think for a little while. The beach is so calm and peaceful early in the morning. It’s nice to be able to rest here and and remember all the good times we had together. I’ve been here for a few hours thinking of you. I’m getting cold though. I’m not wearing a coat. I had to leave the house in such a rush, that I forgot it and wasn’t thinking about how cold it is today.
I feel afraid all of sudden now. I think I hear helicopters. Wait, I need to check. Oh, it’s not helicopters, it’s my brother coming for me, but I see the police too…..
Sorry, I got interrupted again. It’s been a day or so, but I’m back now. I won’t need to live with you anymore. But don’t worry, I’ve found a new place to live and I think they’re going to let me stay for a very long time. Yesterday, I found out that I’m being charged with 1st degree murder.
I want to be able to explain my actions, but there aren’t any words. What I did was cruel and senseless. I hope you and the family can find it in your hearts to forgive me for what I did, but I understand if you can’t.
I don’t think this state has the death penalty, so it might be a while before we see each other again. That’s why I wanted to write you this letter as soon as possible to tell you that I’m sorry I killed you on Mother’s Day.
I just realized that this is your blood all over this paper. Sorry about that too. I should have washed my hands first. I guess you must be in heaven now. Tell Dad I said hello and that I miss him.
This letter is what I imagine Janette might say if she were so inclined to actually write this letter.
Janette Glenn has been charged in the murder of her mother. This letter, was written by a family member and is in no way an admission of guilt on the part of Janette Glenn.
In loving memory of Catherine Glenn. Words cannot express how much her family loves her. She will be greatly missed. May she Rest In Peace
The Working Poor