30 months ago you left us without a word. Vivid in my mind the hour is still, as if it were just a moment ago. The pain of your sudden departure has not subsided or dulled as so many had promised. It is still as sharp and soul piercing as it was then. I have, I suppose become accustomed to the empty pain, not by choice but by unwelcomed force. The color has not returned to the blue sky gone since that day that your soul left us, alone and shattered, and the dull haze remains over what I used to call life.
I miss you more than words could ever describe Mom. I long for the day we meet again and cherish the memories of your life as more precious than anything I've ever known.