I wanted to tell you I am trying to write a love letter to my mother. How I wish to speak words to her ... beyond my petty and self-centered internal quarrels ... to tell this woman that I love her dearly. I so want to ease the pain as she enters this new and final phase of life. She ... my mother ... the mirror of my self-child. Shall I take this baby step and move beyond ... and extend my hand and heart to thank her for being mother, friend, and now child to me?
I wish you and your family (including your elderly mom) much happiness during this holiday season. Though my words are awkward I know you will understand.
Love Joyce xoxo