It was twelve years ago today that I lost my mother and I miss her still. The early pain of grief has been replaced with sweeter memories of her, still I think of her everyday. When the grief was new all I could think of were her last days and how she suffered, over time that has changed to remembering silly times, her kindness, things she taught me. For those of you still blessed to have Mom in your life, cherish each moment you can, glean all the wisdom she has to share and spend time laughing! If you have recently lost someone, remember that pain and sadness you feel now will change over time to something more bearable, although you will always carry that person in your heart. Don't ever let someone tell you when to stop grieving or to get on with it...only you know what's in your heart. For all you mothers out there, remember to relish each day with your children, don't get so busy with housework and your jobs that you put off enjoying today.