I cannot believe it has been a whole year. A whole year without my first true love, a whole year without my shopping buddy, a whole year without my confidant, and most importantly a whole year without my best friend-my mom. Sometimes, I look at the phone thinking she might call or text. Or even when I go to my parent’s house, imagine seeing her face as I walk through the door. Then reality hits that she is truly gone. As I reflect back on this year without her. I like to believe she has been watching over her loved ones. Possibly shaking her head some in disapproval, maybe even laughing with or at us, and blowing us kisses from Heaven. The first year journey since her passing has definitely changed me. I am not the person I once was a year ago. However, one thing that remains a constant, my deep love and admiration for her. She will forever be a part of me. I love you mom.