First, can I just say you all have touched my life through this past year and most especially this past week with the passing of my mom. Know that I have a grateful heart because of your unselfish kindness.
I've always been aware of friends when they've lost loved ones & how difficult the first year must be without them-but it was more the significant times-like holidays, a birthday, anniversary, etc. I never stopped to realize about the little things, the everyday things, the things that only you and that person would even get. My year started Saturday, as Frankie & I touched down at LAX & I immediately turned the airplane mode off my phone to text my mom that we just arrived-Something so mundane, so incredibly ordinary but something I always did-I quietly put the phone away & told myself "and so now my year begins."
I have 363 more days to go-