“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,

I’m in the fourth day of a four day weekend. I should be having fun, but I have almost no friends. I never know how to make friends.

I felt really sick yesterday, and had no-one to call.

I worry about my weight. I need to lose 100 lbs! I worry about money. I worry about Jen. I worry about work.

And no one really cares about me. Jen says she does, but she’s living far away.

I feel as if I have nothing to hope for.

I ask God for help, but he never answers.

I love you,
Kathleen A. Gagne