I miss you so much. I miss your smile, your laugh, your comforting hugs, and hearing- "Hi B-girl". There are so many days that I wish I could pick up the phone and talk to you....ask you questions about Emily, or just chat like we used to. I wish you could have met your granddaughter. I wish you weren't taken from us so early.
Sadly enough, I don't think I realized all the hard work and dedication you put into our family until I became a mom. I now understand your unconditional love and I can appreciate, so much more, everything you ever did for me; every tear you dried, every encouraging word, every sleepless night, every warning about growing up. You picked me up when I was down and never said "I told you so", even though you could have- many times.
You were a strong woman, an amazing mother and a wonderful friend. I hope I can be half as great for Emily as you were for me.
I love you mom, happy birthday.