My mother's birthday is just around the corner, and so I went back and read some of the stuff I'd written shortly after her passing. I figure here would be as good a place as any to post it
I've only missed my mother's birthday once, and it was her last one. She'll be returning the favor next month--sometimes mom could be a little vindictive like that.
It's always easier to leave than to be left behind, but I didn't think it would be this...