Today is the second anniversary of my Mom's passing. God two years have gone by too fast. Although it sometimes feels like yesterday. I know she is in a better place now and that is comforting but it doesn't replace having her here on earth with us. I need her so much at times it is painful. The jealousy I have for those of my friends that have their parents here on earth is not something I am proud of. It is just something I have to work on and accept. I keep my mother alive in not only my life but in my daughter's lives by always including her in our bedtime prayers and remembering all her special favorites: desserts, peanut butter ice cream, lemon anything (my mom loved desserts) the color blue and rose, hugs and kisses, anythings to do with children, (she would be so so proud of my girls!) anytime I burn something I think of her too--we got a kick out of that, browsing in stores with my girls brings back tons of memories of walking around for hours with my mom just talking. I can go on for pages and pages but I have to blow my nose and wipe my tears..so i will stop for now. Mom-I miss you. Love you first, love you second!