Three years ago today, I lost a wonderfully beautiful and incredibly inspiring woman, my mother.
In the notes app on my iPhone, I have the speech I gave at her funeral. It has misspellings and typo's but to me it's absolutely perfect and I love it.
When I took the picture of said speech on Thursday night, it said in the top left corner that it had been 1089 days since I last edited it on August 23, 2009. 1089 days, and yet, I can remember everything about that time like it was yesterday. I remember it being the night before her funeral, and I was sitting upstairs in my dad's room, frantically typing my thoughts as I spoke them out loud to him. Meanwhile, my very best friends, who had all traveled from all over the united states to be by my side, sat downstairs with pints upon pints of Ben & Jerry's, waiting patiently for me to finish writing my speech.
That's what you do in life. You travel far and wide to be with the ones you love. And hopefully, you bring Ben & Jerry's.