Mom and Me in better times. Mom passed away a year ago today. She was the anchor that stabilized us all. The family unit has been falling apart every since she left us. Without her to settle the squabbles and harsh words that siblings all too often fling at each other the sisters have withdrawn into their own worlds.
Sadly, we no longer rejoice in our closest relatives. Our children will never know the feeling of having a large extended family that we took for granted growing up. Family holidays seem to be a thing of the past because certain ones can't or won't be in the same room. I dread Christmas. It won't be the same without being with our sisters, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc, etc ,etc.
It's a shame that we adults still act like children and even though we're all in our 40's, we still need our parents to keep us in line.
Mom we miss you.