These are questions I will never find an answer to. So today I'll just skip the balloon. She probably doesn't see it anyway. I'll just tell anyone who cares to read this that she was a wonderful, thoughtful daughter. She was a registered nurse. Of course, what else could she be except in a profession where she could help someone! She loved her work, loved her kids, loved her momma. I have letters from her telling me how much she loved her kids and how she loved and respected me, her mom! How special is that? So today I will just surround myself with that knowledge and feel grateful that I was lucky enough to have such a beautiful daughter, beautiful both inside and out.
Today is also my husband's birthday. He doesn't celebrate it happily any more. Aleta always - never failed - called him on his birthday. That was so very special to him. This morning he told me he is still waiting for her to call. She didn't that day, you see.
Aleta Gayel Black
I miss her so very much.