Today is Mother’s Day. I’d like say a few words about my mother, Valerie. It’s really difficult to put into words how I’ve felt in the 12 years since her passing. The pain is breathtaking. I miss my mom so much I could die.
When I look in the mirror I see her. It’s chilling. That’s how I know I’m getting older. My hair is like hers. My body is becoming like hers. I have her mannerisms. I wear my glasses the way she wore hers. But, one thing I don’t have is my mother’s grace and positivity. She was joy. She was peace. She was mushy with love for her family. She was my everything and I was hers.