I forget that lots of people outside of my immediate family loved my mom, and still think of her, and miss her.
I got a sweet email today from a family friend of ours. She’s several years younger than I am (I used to babysit for her!) and now works in fundraising for the American Cancer Society in Champaign, and just had a billboard put up in C-U to help raise money. Her message to me included this:
I just wanted to show you the billboard and let you know that I included your Mom on it. Even though it is many miles away from where you are, I just wanted you to know we are all thinking of you and how amazing your Mom was!!
I’ve cried happy and sad tears for the last 30 minutes.