Pop's 83rd birthday today (8-17). So strange not to see mom there. I know she was there watching over all of us and holding us tight. What a beautiful human she chose as her husband. Such an amazing couple they were/are. Pop misses her so much, it breaks my heart! I am so fortunate and so grateful to have witnessed such a true love. I witness it still every time pop talks about mom. The pain of her absence has'nt diminished and I don't really expect it to. I miss her every minute of every single day but, especially on special days like today. I love you momma and I thank you for blessing us with such a wonderful father! You picked a winner!!