Dear Mom

I had to say goodbye to my mama a few days ago. My heart has been very heavy. This was my first real close encounter with death and the jolt was also a pronounced revelation as to the ethereal of life. The picture above is a classic photo booth strip that I have had and carried around for some time in my shoebox of old pictures and memorabilia. On the back it says "me and mom" scribbled in my adolescent handwriting. I love this picture because it is how I most remember her. My childhood is where our love was formed and where it now rests in my heart and my memory. Rest in peace my beautiful mom and I will forever see you in the stars and skies above. xox