“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.

Hi, Mom,

Christmas is coming. I wish I could go out and buy you a gift.

Maybe I’ll make a donation in your name.

I don’t know yet if David and [redacted] are coming. Jen will be here the Thursday before Christmas and will leave the day after.

I’m thinking about getting a bigger TV. Not sure when.

I still really, really miss you. It’s hard almost every night at 7:00. I’m sorry I didn’t come to you when you called that night. I think I’ll regret it forever.

If you’re there, I hope you’re happy.

I love you,
Kathleen A. Gagne