One year ago today, my brother and I went out to Oregon to tie up loose ends with our terminally ill mother. She had been given a two month diagnosis a few weeks before, but seeing as she had outlived the odds already by surviving more than five years with stage IV breast cancer, we figured she had at least six more months left in her. After I filmed and watched this, however, I knew the end was near. Not all of us are privileged enough to see the other side before we cross over, but I'm convinced she did. She left us 10 days after this video, on August 2nd, 2006.