by Catherine K
I am having a really bad day today. I am going through your pictures and possessions and crying a lot. You were such a lovely brave person, beautiful inside and out but Bipolar disorder took your life on November 15th 2011. I will always admire you because you fought it from the time you graduated from college. I know you were exhaused by the toll it was taking but oh how I wish I could have done more to help you. The regrets are terrible but I did my best. I try to think about the fun times we had together but life dealt us some blows. Your brother Stephen dying in 1997 at the age of 26 and then your Dad a cruel two weeks after you. I keep going over in my mind the terrible time we had arranging two wakes and funerals right after each other.
I have a lovely card you made for me in the hospital last year which says " Dear Mom, don't worry about me. Please be happy, Love Steph. I read it every day to remind me that is what you wanted for me.
We will all meet again in Heaven one day. There is just one of you left with me now and we try to support each other. You are with Stephen and Dad now and I try to comfort myself with that.C hrissy is taking care of your dog, Casper who you loved so much.
I did not realize how precious you were to me until after I lost you. Love forever, Mom