My Mom, a wonderful mother and grandmother, transitioned from this earthly life one year and 8 months ago. Today, is her birthday! She would have been 84 years young! The poetry and prose that I write are always written in honor of her memory. I no longer have her physical presence with me but her spiritual presence has never left me. I carry my love for her in my heart. I know I speak for many who have loss loved ones when I say, “ I carry you in my heart” and I know that all who have used that expression and continue to use it, realize that the sentiments behind the expression cannot adequately be explained with mere words.