“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,
Got through Christmas, sort-of! Jen came and went.

She stayed a week. We went to a movie, and I guess we had quality time together. But she always leaves.

It hurts so much! I hardly ever see my kids, and I’m almost always alone.

Dic & Ann believe I’m going to hell because I’m not a Catholic. I have Amber for the weekend, and we’re having a good time, but Ann and Dic don’t trust me to take to a Catholic church, so they’re picking her up tomorrow.

Ah, well, at least I get to watch the Patriots.

Mocha is behaving better. She loves the pillow I bought for her.

Mom, I’m really lonely, and I don’t know how to change that.

I think I may have a plan, but I haven’t got it all figured out yet.

I love you.

I’ll let you know,
Kathleen A. Gagne