December 28, 2015, is a day that will live in infamy for me and my family, to borrow this famous quote.
It surely depicts how I feel about December 28 each and every year.
On December 28, 2015, my mother, Gwen Bellomo, passed away.
She went to bed with no signs of illness and did not wake up in the morning.
I have struggled for the past several years because of her passing, and each and every year I relive those moments and feelings.
As another December 28 came and went, I wanted to pause to take a moment to remember all of the amazing, incredible moments with my mother. Anyone who knows anything about our family knows that she was an incredible woman, and I was very close to her.
Luckily for me, I am able to remember all of the wonderful vacations, conversations, trips we shared, and even her lectures. Her wisdom and insight were always on point, and she could always cheer me up no matter what.
For anyone who has lost a loved one, you know the pain that occurs on the anniversary of passing. For those of you who ever struggle with that, please take a moment to reflect on all the wonderful things that they shared in your life and provided to you.
Mom, I will always remember all of your wonderful lessons. I smile each and every day as I think about you. Please know that you are always with me, and I will always love you.