I miss you Mom. Today we would have talked on the phone and your phone would have been ringing from all your children calling. Those that couldn't be with you would have wanted to talk to you.
It's been 11 years that you have been gone and the first 3 years here without you were difficult. Occasionally I would reach for the phone to call to tell you something then realize you were gone. Tears for those first 3 years were plentiful. To this day when I want to know something from our history together, I mourn the fact that you aren't around to answer my questions.
Mom, you were the glue that held the family together. Yours was the house where everyone met for reunions, for family get togethers and as information central.
You were always ready to go where ever the road took you. Travel was one of your great loves. Happy Mother's Day. Your seven children miss you. It's evident by the number of times your name comes up in memories relived.