At some point I think you stop looking back and start looking forward. Well that has happened to me. I couldn't really tell you when it happened but I am definately looking forward to our reunion. Each year that passes represents a shorter time until we get to see mom again. I even let myself get excited sometimes. I always thought that after so many years had passed since someone had died that the ache went away and to my surprise it doesn't. Its always there because she is my mother and that relationship will ache for me until I have it again. I love you mom!