I can't believe it's been a year since she left us. I miss her so much. All these tributes to her are so wonderful. There is still this ever-present void, but it's not as painful anymore. It's becoming filled with happy memories. We went to visit her yesterday and there were three sweet letters from some children saying that they missed her. It can sometimes take my breathe away the outpouring of support we've gotten from people. My greatest sadness is that she's not here to live amongst us. She loved life more than anyone else I know. She was my best friend. She would be in awe over all these messages that people have sent her. I don't think she knew how much she touched people -- she was so humble. I knew my mom was wonderful, but I didn't know all the wonderful things she did until I read these posts and met some wonderful people that told me stories. And after all this, I can say that I was so lucky to have her as my mom! Wow -- this woman that everyone is talking about is 1/2 of me! I'm so truly blessed that I had her for 28 years. I LOVE YOU MOM!