Today would have been my mother Helen’s 90th birthday. It also marks 72 years since her first husband, Raymond, a heroic B-17 pilot, died in a fiery crash during World War II on her 19th birthday and first wedding anniversary. I read the letter again that he sent to her the day he died. A letter she read on her birthday and their anniversary for more than six decades.
No matter how long you have your mom in your life, it is never long enough. I miss and love you Mom – Your Raymond.