I'll admit it has not always been easy to love you. There have been times when we did not see eye-to-eye regarding the care needs of Mom and a great chasm opened between us. Somehow, over time, we've come to a place of reconciliation. I am grateful for that and I trust that you are too.
In December, I sat in your kitchen and looked into your eyes and said goodbye. I told you I was sorry for the things I've said and done that were hurtful; I expressed forgiveness to you for the times your actions were hurtful to me; I told you I loved you and would miss you when you die, and I said I would always carry you in my heart. I meant every word.
As you live out the final days of your long and storied life, may you find yourself in a place of gratitude and deep peace.