Our mother died after a brain aneurysm when she was 36.
I have many memories of her, but they’re almost as faded as these photographs. Most of my memories are just snippets of sound and images of mom baking a cake, sewing or crocheting; just mom being mom.
It’s been more than 40 years and the loss is still felt but I also smile at the memories.
On this Mother’s Day, I hope your mom makes you smile, too, whether she’s still with us or gone.