Mom, this Wed would have been your 69th birthday. Life is just not the same without you. For the first time in 39 years, I didn't get to talk to you on my birthday where you would always tell me that I'll forever be your baby. We missed you on Thanksgiving too. Dad and grandma were at my house and we tried so hard not to cry as we ate. You're never far from our minds and hearts. I just can't believe you're gone. I feel your spirit though and I know you're watching and looking out for all of us. I hear your voice and laugh in my mind, and it brings me comfort. But I will desperately miss you always. Happy birthday, mom. Jordie loves you.