Please give your great-grandmother, my mother, this note, along with a kiss and your most, enchanting smile. Thank you, darling!
My dearest mother,
As I think back, three years ago tonight, tears fill my eyes and emptiness fills my heart! I find comfort in knowing that God released you from your earth-bound shackels that night! He took you to be with Him in Paradise where you would forever be pain-free and happy! At the same time, I feel such a tremendous loss over your death! There has been an ever-increasing void in my life since your death! Time has past quickly, but my grief has not!
Even with you gone, I have never outgrown my love and need for you! There have been so very many times when I have needed your advice, strength, comfort and loving arms! I know that you would be happy and proud to know that since your great loss, I have been able to persevere through many of life's painful and difficult adversities. I was able to do so because of my abiding faith in God. Praise be to Him!
Mother you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten! Your beautiful, precious memories are mine forever!
The gates of memory will never close,
I miss you more than anyone knows,
With tender love and deep regret,
I, who love you, will never forget.
Mother, I love and miss you!
Your grateful daughter,
Calandra, darling, I love and miss you, also! Hugs and kisses!