I am relaxing, quite gratefully, with a good friend's family in Maine. I need to call my brother and wish him a happy day. This first season without Mom is bound to bring up a lot of sadness for us both. It's important to remember all the good stuff and celebrate the positive things we learned from Mom.
So today, I am very grateful for the strong power of example my Mother's life was and continues to be for me. Her strength of will and dedication to getting the job done...No matter what...Was the greatest gift anyone could have ever given to me.