“Letters to Mom”
One of her journals I found is titled “Letters to Mom”. It’s a collection of letters she wrote to her mother — my “Nana Anna” — starting about four months after her death.
It was Thanksgiving today, the first one without you. Nic sat where you usually sat in your wheelchair.
I miss you so much! You can’t imagine what I would give for one of your smiles or a great, big hug.
Just before you died, I bought Uno. I thought you and Jen and I could play when you get better.
I’m sorry I wasn’t there when you left. I really wanted to be there, and it broke my heart that Jen and I were ten minutes late.
You’ve left a huge hole in my heart, and, if there is a heaven, I hope you’re enjoying it. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all you did for me and David and Jen.
I love you. I miss you. I honor you.
Kathleen A. Gagne