This time of year, when I’m thinking of my mom so much, I’m reminded of this poem, “Finding a Box of Family Letters” by Dana Gioia. It has a line I love:
The dead have moved on. So should we.
Read the entire poem here: http://www.davidgagne.net/2012/05/03/finding-a-box-of-family-letters/
Of course, this is easier said than done. Mama always said, “Life is for the living.” So I try to make sure I’m living every single day.
Greg took this photo of Mama at her 80th birthday party, a little over two years before she died. I’m so glad to have it.
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