May 12

Today is Mother’s Day.  I know I am not alone in that this is the first Mother’s Day without my mom.  It is my brother’s first Mother’s Day without both Mom and Wife and his kids’ first Mother’s Day without Mother and Grandmother.  It is my dad’s first Mother’s Day without his Wife, the mother of his two kids and who shared nearly 50 years in marriage with him.

Today is not going to be an easy day on any of us.  I know I miss my Mom very much and just knowing I cannot talk to her today and hear her voice is very hard for me.  I know that where she is that she knows how much I love and miss her.  I know my brother’s wife, Lori, is standing right next to her and that they are loving all of us from Heaven.  Still, the tears that are running down my cheeks and the ache in my heart are real and it almost feels like I am losing them all over again.

Happy Mother’s Day Mom and Lori.  Your family left behind here on Earth have you in our hearts today and we honor you as God wished us to, and more.  Without your influences in our lives, we would not be the people we are today.  The love you shared with us during your lives have been reflected back to you thousands and thousands over.  You are sorely missed.  I love you!

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