a sad void: not getting the birthday card from your mom.
a sad phrase: "mommy wishes michelle a happy birthday."
a sad sight: sympathy cards & birthday cards on the same counter.
a sad event: having your mom's funeral mass on your birthday, and having the opening lines spoken by your uncle -the priest from brazil -as stated above.
a sad bond: your sister acknowledging that we're too young to be orphans; giving me a birthday "party" in the midst of this; making my birthday brighter than hers.... when her own was marred by the loss of our mother just 5 days earlier.
i CAN'T believe it's been a year.....
it hurts like yesterday.