“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.


Happy New Year Again, Mom!

I really, really miss you. My ribs are hurting!

I took down your little tree today. At least I hope it was your tree. It was in the closet at Indigo. It looked nice. I had it on the table you bought me on Horseman.

I was such a bitch about it. I honestly don’t know why. It’s a great table! I hate it that I was so mean to you on Horseman. I hope you have forgiven me.

I was putting away ornaments, and I found some of those NOEL door-knob hangers and I started to cry again.

There is a huge, gaping hole in my heart!

I miss you so much, Mom. I hope you know that.

I love you always,
Kathleen A. Gagne