<div class="content">I am Carol Herrmann, a wife and mother of three. I am employed by a major university in Baltimore. The most important thing in the world to me is being a mom. I have loved being a mom for the last 21 years. <br /> <br /> I would love to tell you all about my kids. But I can't. The words won't come out. They are there, they swirl around in my mind, but they are so hard to say. <br /> <br /> I have three children and they are perfect. Two tall, handsome boys, sweet and thoughtful and funny. They are a junior and sophomore in college. They make me proud every day. I love them so much. I also had one beautiful, perfect daughter. Had. Caroline has passed away. I love her so much, too. Fourteen months before her death, she was suddenly and shockingly diagnosed with a brain tumor. There was surgery, and radiation, and chemotherapy, but no cure, and so our sweet Caroline passed away from a random and sudden and devastating disease, just before Christmas 2008. She was only 14 years old. <br /> <br /> I was not finished being Caroline's mom, and I miss her so, so much. <br /> <br /> I'm sure there must be more to me and my story, but since Caroline was diagnosed in 2007, this has been my only story. When she was sick, I thought of nothing else; and now that she is gone, I can still think of nothing else. But, from all outward appearances, I look like I have moved forward; people congratulate me all the time for doing so well. I get up everyday, I walk, I shower, I go to work, I laugh, I have fun with friends. But always, always, in my heart, I am missing Caroline. And so, for right now, this is my story. Just this. Missing Caroline. <br /> </div>
Stories by Carol Herrmann
So, today marks six months since Caroline has passed away. Caroline Grace, my beautiful, precious, beloved fourteen-year-old daughter. I have been...