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Veternan’s Day is bittersweet Mommies are special

Happy Veteran’s Day, of course.

Thank all of you Veterans for your service indeed.

But this day in bittersweet for me. Today particularly.

It was 10 years ago my best friend left me.

I went to talk to my mom about it…






It was a one-sided conversation. I’m not sure if she got my message.

Her body was there but was her spirit? I pretended like it was.

See, my mom was my best friend; she “got me” like know one else.

She died while exercising in a treadmill on a Monday, November 12, 2007. (That’s why I don’t exercise on Mondays)
It was actually Veteran’s Day that day. My older brother, a Navy veteran, was celebrating in a parade, when I called and broke the news to him.  He never participated in a Veteran’s Day parade since.

“Mommies are special” an acquaintance told me once. They were/are so right!

My father an “Army brat”, as they say, grew up on an army base in Germany, then enlisted in the Air Force. He’s still alive… thank God.


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2 steps to the left, there lie my grandparents (my father’s parents).













My grandfather, who died in 1993, was a WWII Army veteran, I honor him today too.

Yep, today is so bittersweet. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already. It feels like yesterday… Mom.

I miss you so much mom.


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