Tonight, go outside, lift your head up to look at the stars, and you’ll see a new one. See it? It’s right there, just to the left of the one you’ve seen all your life. No, not that one, you’ve a vague memory of that one, it’s the one that you’ve never seen.
That’s Eileen, the kindest woman you’ve likely never met. She took up residence in the firmament last night, shortly after I visited her amidst a Covid lockdown. She’s up there looking over me, looking for Dad, dearly missed, but at peace after a harrowing few years.
Thanks Mom, for everything, for teaching me the value of hard work, good friends and being a generous person. I’ll keep trying to make you proud.