Well mom, it's been slightly over a year now since you've left us and as Patty would say, "this last year was one long, but short year". And that is exactly how it feels as so much has happened in this past year. I still miss our visits and our phone conversations, especially when you would call and say, "hi Andy, it's just mom." That always made me chuckle to hear that, because you were more than "just a mom" to me.
But I believe that God gave us all something to assist us until we meet again and that is a memory bank in our brains. Memories of good times, fun times, laughter and serious times. And that is what I find that I rely on mostly when I think about you is all of the great memories.
I also cherish the examples that you gave to us and to love every minute of every day.
You might or might not know this, but some of us and our pets will have our remains buried with you under a large memorial rock at a funeral home in Sun City West. And this is where I need your help. You see, Patty believes that we can all play mahjong under this rock for all of eternity and mom, you know that I don't like that game. Now if we could play Yahtzee or Trouble under this rock, that would be okay with me. Maybe you could have a talk with Patty and set her straight.
Okay mom, take Crystale for a nice long walk and tell her that I love & miss her too. Until we meet again, I love you and miss you much.