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For Mom... Still missing you after 30 years!

Mother's Day ~ 2017
As Mother's Day approaches, I feel a little blue.
Thirty years have come and gone since I last bought a card for you.
The first five years, this day brought the worst kind of pain. After thirty years, it's mostly the smiles that remain.
But I can't lie. It feels like forever has gone by.
Instead of missing you less, I miss you more. Though I'm fine most of the time, I still feel profoundly motherless at my core. I'm happy and I'm really okay. But how I wish you'd been able to stay. Joys and sorrows we would have shared. Through triumphs and failures, you would always have cared.
The older I grow, the more I comprehend how much you loved me. And that it was never based on your perfect understanding of me.
As I write these words that I wish you were here to read, I'd like you to know that your love I still need. So I'm sad you're not here in physical form. But on a brighter note, at least I get to see you in my mirror each morn!
I remind myse…

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