Mom. I know that I certainly wasn't the best son, but I always knew that you and Dad loved all of us. As parents you taught us integrity, perseverance and love of family, friends and strangers. I never got over Dad dying. My heart and mind won't let me believe that brother Tom is no longer here. But you Mom, I know that I will never, never be able to get over you. I am truly sorry not visiting you as much as I should have. My heart was torn when two days before you died, you opened your eyes, looked into my eyes and whispered to me, "I love you."
Mom, I love you more than you ever will know.