My mom died two years ago on Monday. I thought the week would be very difficult, but thinking about her has made me more happy than it has sad. I’ve undertaken the monumental task of scanning all the photos from my childhood, it will take forever, but here’s one:

Losing one of your parents makes you feel like half your childhood has been erased, so this is my last ditch effort to save it. I am posting them all to Flickr, after looking at this one I realized I have her smile, and this one is my favorite picture of her and my dad.