It's been 20 years to the day since I lost my beloved mother. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out and she fought SO hard to stay with her family. Everyone who knew her loved her dearly; they couldn't help themselves, her sweet personality was infectious. At her funeral, there were people standing in the aisles, and outside looking in the windows, of the little church on Flagg Road in West Hartford, CT. The small church couldn't hold all the people who showed up to pay their respects to the beautiful woman who had finally lost her years-long fight with cancer. Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend...
Mom, it's been 20 years and I still miss you and think about you every single day. I wish you could be here to know your grand children, to know your son-in-law, to experience all the wonderful things your family has managed to accomplish. We are a strong bunch, and that is mostly due to your example. You may have been small in stature, but you were huge in personality, love, respect and kindness.
I miss you. I love you.