Five years ago this morning, my mother, Eleanor Mae Cohen Burstein, died. She was 70 years old when she died, and I had just had a message from her the day before in which she sounded fine.
I don't really have much to say about her passing today. I've thought about discussing her life a little bit; as many of my friends know, Mom attended Mount Holyoke, Barnard, and Columbia Law School, and in her later years worked as an Administrative Law Judge. She died before she got to meet my children, but she did get to enjoy some of her other grandchildren before she passed on. Although today is the anniversary of her passing on the Gregorian calendar, her yahrzeit is next Sunday night and Monday, so that's when I'll be saying kaddish for her.
At the time she died, Nomi and I had just joined Kadimah-Toras Moshe, and I remember how everyone came together for us, although many in the community barely knew who we were.
Anyway. I just felt compelled to note her passing, and that I miss her still.