Although the pain has diminished some, my memories of you are still bright and clear. I think of you when times are rough and wish for a listening ear, but all you are is a prayer away smiling down on me as I ask for guidance of what you would do. I think of you at random times and realized you are watching me when I am not aware. I am so glad you are my mother and I cherish the memories we have shared, from watching me in band, although it was hard on the ears, to planning my wedding, and as each new baby was born. The advice you shared is still shared today as new ones come to our family. I learned a lot from you and it has made me a better person. I can only hope I can share the wisdom you taught. A year ago you got your wings, and I know they are being used well for you are still my guiding light. So here is a great big hug from me to you, thanks for being my mom and loving me for who I am. I love you mom!