November 20th, 1916.
Received by:James Padgett.
I am here, Mother:
I would like to say a word to my son, if you will permit, for I so much enjoy telling him of my presence and love. Of course he knows that I am with him quite often, yet my presence realized in that way, I mean by the impressions that I give him, is not as satisfactory as conveying my thoughts to him by a written message.
I wish to tell him that I am progressing and very happy and know only the joy that my living in the Father’s kingdom gives to me. If I could only make him understand for just a little moment what this happiness means to me, and what it may mean to him, he would strive with all his power of will and longing of his soul to get the love in more and more abundance. Yet I feel that even without this one glimpse of what I speak of he is quite happy at times and is trying to progress in this love.
I do not feel that I should write longer tonight as you have written considerable already, and I thank you for your kindness.
I will stop now and say, but the little sweetheart says: – tell him that she is here too and loves him, and wants him to love her and to believe that she is his affinity notwithstanding what the woman said to him tonight. She has her affinity too, and it is not that unspiritual husband that she is living with.
So tell my boy to love me, and think of me as I do of him.
Your sister in Christ