Twelve Years Ago You Passed Away

Dear Mom, It was 12 years ago today that we watched you as your took your last breath. Dad whispered something in your ear and you slipped away. We will never forget that day. I will never forget that day. You had a tough life. It was more than you could bear and that is…

The Anniversary Day

Today, April 12th, is the anniversary of my mom’s passing. 11 years. 11 years without my mom. It’s hard to believe. How can it be that long already? It seems just like yesterday we watched her take her last breath. I often wish she was here with us.  Not a day went by when I didn’t…

Our Dirty Little Secret

… wasn’t so secret. My mom was an alcoholic. We tried to deny it, hide it.  We were ashamed.  We never talked about it.  It hung above us like a big huge grey thunder cloud.  Then, one day it stormed and crashed down all around us. That day was March 13, 2001.  That was the…

My Mom’s Birthday

Today my mom would have turned 52. But in 2001, she passed away at the age of 41 due to alcoholism. Even though our relationship was tumultuous at times, I really miss her. Some times I miss her so much that it hurts. I get so angry because I feel like she drank herself to…