Kathleen A. GagneToday marks the six month anniversary of my mother’s death.

She died on Sunday, August 12, 2012.

Not every month is the same length, though, of course. And should I consider “a month” to be “every four Sundays” or simply “the next 12th on the calendar”? It’s the sort of question she would call to ask me, or I would call to ask her. And we’d laugh and we’d both think it was funny that the other person was always bothered by that sort of thing.

I miss the sound of her voice.

No person who ever lives will ever be as happy to receive a phone call from me as my mother was every single time I called her.

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