Another sleepless night. I thought I'd share with you some of my feelings about mom. I was honored & privileged to be her daughter. She was a lady of grace & dignity. I couldn't have had a better mom to show me what it took to parent my tweedles. She & I butted heads - she went to her grave hating my hair. The very first thing she told me when I walked into her hospital room is "I hate your hair". I replied "thank you for sharing, mom". There was an honesty (almost to the extreme) in my mother. She pulled off this bluntness with her extreme acts of kindness & acceptance of the important things. She was the only "real" grandmother my children knew & they are missing her. We are going to celebrate our first annual memorial cookoff next month in her honor. Just the immediate family this year. Thanks for letting me talk - there is a huge void in my life. I'm glad that she is no longer in pain & I miss mom.