I think about her most every day. I've tucked items from her home and life around my home, in places that I open, or walk by. We use her toast tongs at Nestledown and I remember her. I miss my Mom and regret not spending more time with her.
There was an 8 hour drive through Chicago or 9 hours up and over the Mackinaw bridge to visit. I wish she knew my children better. Should have made the drive.
We didn't live close and we weren't close for a list of reasons, but I am like her. I look like her, I am a nurse like her, I have SISU like her, I worry like her, I say things like her. I was loved by her and I am proud of her. She was my Mum.