Day 34: I have gratitude for the unexpected remembrances of Mom. While in a store today, I was struck by the strong resemblance of the cashier to Mom. Although I have become stronger in handling the various reminders of Mom, the similarity in appearance with the cashier knocked me back nearly to tears. I told the woman, fighting back emotion. I even showed her a picture. The thing that shook me to my core was her comment (in sensing my emotion): “I’m so sorry honey. But if you ever need to talk with someone, I’m always here at the store.” Physical similarity aside, her response was exactly how Mom would have responded. I wept for a long time in the car afterwards.