“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.
11/28/07 — a month after your b-day
I’m a wreck.
I’m wanting to always lose weight, but I’m under so much pressure at work, and even at home, with bills and all.
I just keep eating all the time. I had lost 10 lbs., but I’ve gained some back. I wish there was a magic way to lose weight.
I want to live at least as long as you did, but I want to be healthy. If I lose 70 lbs., maybe all my joints won’t hurt, and maybe I’ll be able to breathe.
If you truly are there somewhere, can you pick a saint to pray to for me? I’ll be 60 soon, and I need help to be healthy.
I wish I could talk to you.
I love you,
By this weekend, I’ll have a diet plan!
I’m having neck, eye, and shoulder problems, and my head often feels weird.
Kathleen A. Gagne