I am 43 years old now. That’s 5 years younger than you were when you died. Somehow I still feel like you are 48, frozen in time…

Since you left me, I have been to college, traveled modestly, met and married a man, had 2 children, achieved a successful career, adopted a really large dog and a very cool cat, bought a house, and developed deep friendships. How is it that time passes us by so quickly? Somehow the hours turned into days, days into weeks, weeks into months, years – decades. It has been over 20 years since you died. How can that be?

I have so much to tell you. So many things have happened, so much joy, sorrow – so many experiences. All this has happened without you – and through it all I really needed your guidance and advice, but most of all I needed your love.

I miss you. I wish you were here.

Love Susan