Oliver Willis

One Month Without Mom

Today marks one month on the planet Earth without my mother.

It isn’t any easier. It isn’t any better.

My friends and family have been amazing, especially my aunts and cousins.

I’ve cried every day for the past month.

I don’t understand the world without her.

I’m working on a big project about her, and I’ll need everyone’s help — for a good cause — when I’m done with it.

Mom, I love you.

Here’s a photo of she and I the night I got an award for perfect attendance at middle school: