SkypeI had to use Skype today for a work conference call and was surprised when it showed me I had a message waiting from mom. It was a friendly reminder that today is her birthday, which I already knew, of course.

It also showed my log of Skype communications with her. There was only one. On March 17, 2012 apparently we had a six-minute video chat. I can’t remember it at all, and find it hard to imagine because by then she was almost completely catatonic. Perhaps it was my sister using her computer, although that doesn’t spark any memories.

I’d give anything to be able to hear her voice today, and I miss her terribly still.

Happy birthday, mom. I love you.