“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.

Sept. 1, 2008

Hi, Mom,

It’s me again. I wish I could be more like you. You had faith, and you always kept going.

I have no one. I just wish you were here to tell my kids that I need them.

I feel sick and alone all the time.

I feel like giving up, but that wouldn’t help at all.

Kathleen A. Gagne