As mother's day is approaching, the sick feelings of longing creep into my veins.  I miss her voice, her calls, her advice, her love.  I hold on tightly to my mom's value, as a person, as a wife, as a grandmother.  Those of us who passionately loved her, honor her memory with full appreciation for all that she meant to us.  A mom and a grandmother and a friend who gave of herself with a depth of concern and caring, who warmly wore her bright and beautiful smile.  We miss her everyday, a grief so deep that can only be soothed by remembering her gentle touch.