Five Years
August 12th, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

On the fifth anniversary of her death

World Elephant Day
August 12th, 2016 @ 10:40 am

I had no idea that August 12th is World Elephant Day. I like to think that mom would have been happy about that. It’s been four years now and I miss her as much today as I did the day she left. It breaks my heart that my two boys will never know their her, […]

Three Years
August 12th, 2015 @ 5:18 pm

It is somewhat ironic that one of the ways I remember mom is by making sure to have at least one piece of chocolate every day. She struggled — battled, fought, really — with her weight for her whole life and always considered herself an ugly duckling. She never knew how much we really loved […]

Sail On, Silver Girl
August 12th, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

Today is the second anniversary of mom’s death. I feel simultaneously like it was just yesterday and like it was a million years ago. I miss her every single day. I still cannot believe that she is gone and just how little the universe seems to care. She was — more than anything else — […]

How Blessed Am I
February 28th, 1999 @ 12:00 pm

In which mom writes about my sister