Mom, we are so blessed to have you as our Mother, and Dad for his wife. We are eternally thankful for that.  Thank you for loving us.  Though we know you are amongst your family and friends who went before you, and while you are beaming that loving smile of yours for us from where you are, our hearts here are aching, still in disbelief that you are no longer with us.  You are loved by so many and are truly, sorely missed.  Some of you know that nothing is quite the same as losing your mother.  Know it Mom, that you will stay forever in our hearts and that our lives will never be the same without you.  We know that heaven is celebrating with music and laughter as everyone there listens to you sing again in all your glorious capacity.

Thank you so much, Mom, for your gift of music. I know that you are here with us right now and I hope you are enjoying the show from your golden seat.  This is our tribute to you.

So long for now, dearest Mommy.  We love you very, very much and we’re longing for the day that we can shower you with our hugs and kisses once more.  Happy Valentine’s Day dear Mommy!

With all my love,

Your Son

- Valentine Concert, Feb. 13, 2011 -

December 11, 1933 - July 31, 2010