September 22nd, 2016 @ 10:28 am

I wish I could say something profound or meaningful or hopeful or joyous or poignant on what would have been mom’s 68th birthday. But I can’t think of anything at all. It’s been four years now and she has another grandson she’ll never get to see and more missed anniversaries and birthdays and holidays and […]

September 22nd, 2015 @ 10:00 am

Today would have been mom’s sixty-seventh birthday. My sister and I are going to take my son to Walt Disney World for the day. I think that would have made her happy. In the car on the way to school yesterday, he asked me how old mom was going to be. I said she would […]

Happy Birthday
September 22nd, 2014 @ 9:34 am

I 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. […]

September 22nd, 2013 @ 5:56 am

Today would have been mom’s 65th birthday. I still can’t believe she’s not here. I am still mad. I am still sad. I miss her so much every single day and I truly know the meaning of being heartbroken. My sister and I are going to Disneyland today. I think that would have made her […]

Amazon Reminder
September 10th, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

Yesterday I got a reminder email from Amazon to let me know that mom’s birthday is approaching. I wonder for how many more years I’ll continue to receive them, and if I’ll ever stop wishing with all my heart that I could finally give her a copy of My Cousin Vinny or the widescreen edition […]

Birthday Reminder
September 7th, 2012 @ 9:14 am

I got an email from this morning to remind me that mom’s 64th birthday is in fifteen days. It included a link to her Amazon wishlist, of course; I forced her to create one in December of 2001. It is still there, though there are only a few things on it. I got her […]

Together More Often
June 22nd, 2010 @ 10:04 am

Mom sent me this birthday card just a few months before my son, her first grandchild, was born. I had called her to tell her about the latest ultrasound and how excited I was; those are the pictures to which she refers.   Dear David, I am so excited for you and I can’t wait […]

Think of Me
June 15th, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

A birthday card

Lost Anchor
October 28th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

Hi, Mom. I drove to Daytona today for your birthday. Dic and I each drank a shot of Amaretto in your honor. Life is so different without you here. I truly miss your hugs, and, most of all, your smile. By the way, the Red Sox were the best team in baseball all year, and […]

Absolute Most Incredible
September 5th, 2005 @ 12:00 pm

I read Dr. Phil’s book almost two years ago. I lost 65 lbs (from 275) and I eventually flew to both Chicago and L.A. Since then, I’ve gained about 20 lbs back. Jen is living in Chicago. David is in Italy right now. He’s called me from Paris and described the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, […]