|My mom, Marie|
My mom passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013. She was 77. After a lifetime of good health, she became ill in the fall of 2011. She battled long and hard but finally the curse that is cancer wore her down. She was herself even in her final days: fiery, infuriating, lovely, funny, and heartbreaking. There's gonna be a hole in this Valentine's heart this year and forevermore. Love you, Mom.