Hi Mom; It’s been just over a year since you passed away. May 13th, 2010. I know that you’ve been in a much better place than we are down on earth. But I sure do miss you. I want you to know that I’ve spoken to Joan recently but I think you already know that. And I know that you have seen her son and daughter on the other side, along with Grandma, Grandma and Grandpa and others who have passed on. It’s been a very tough year.
Our family all held together through the hard days, like Christmas, Mother’s Day, you know what I mean. I know that you’ve been to see me at home here. The pictures have been moved around, new photos of you have shown up on my dresser, quarters here and there. Do you think you could produce a couple hundred of them? I know you are around especially when I’ve been through the hard times health wise. There have been plenty of those times, I know that you know that. The falling, blacking out, and now the wires left inside from my heart surgery. I don’t know if this will go to litigation or not, but I’m seriously considering it. I did some research on the Internet and found that leaving the wires in is protocol and read about other people having the same problems that I am now. Anyway, back to Joan. I just received a box full of beautiful jewelry from her, necklaces and earrings that belonged to Marlou. I can feel the feelings and the power from some of the pieces very strongly. I really appreciate it. I told her that Joanne is coming to visit and she wants to take us out for lunch, which will be a really nice occasion. So I set aside Monday for Joan and Dick.
Dad has had a very difficult time surviving your loss. You were married for sixty-two years; how could he not miss you? I’ve been calling him every other day this last year but we just talked about it and decided that every two days should work out for him now. I know it helps him to hear me say, I love you during his struggle with grief. I think it’s the worst thing anybody can go through. But now I’m at peace with your passing, Mom. And knowing that you pop in to visit is also helpful. I see you moved the pictures around on the fridge today.
I’m really looking forward to Joanne’s arrival and I’m overwhelmed that someone from our family would come all the way out to see me. Larry is excited to meet her. Maria thinks I’d be dead by now from all of these falls and injuries if Larry hadn’t been around. I agree with her.
How do you like listening to me playing the guitar? I know it’s all Bach, some Beethoven, but hey, I love the acoustical finger picking. I sent Dad a CD of me playing. I still had a part of a black eye, but he said that it was good and that I looked good, so life goes on! I love you, Mom.