“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,

Dic called me today. It’s been happening a lot.

I was feeling pretty bad with my broken ribs and all, but Dic said they were thinking of coming up tomorrow — until they realized that Amber has basketball practice tomorrow and a game on Sunday.

I actually thought they might come, and, stupid me, I was disappointed.

I’ve been here 8 yrs. They’ve been here three times. Ah, well, just goes to show you.

I love you, Mom, and I miss you terribly. I truly, truly hope that there is a heaven and that you and Daddy are having a great time.

Kathleen A. Gagne