Today is the 1-year anniversary of my mother’s death. I was expecting today to be pretty bad, but it has actually been pretty good, all things considered. I thought that I would only be able to remember the sadness, but instead I have been thinking about all the great times. It is amazing how quickly you forget the bad things and how strong the good memories become. I remember my mom as strong, independent, and caring. I still miss her so much it hurts.