Today, is my d.d.'s birthday. She is turning 40. I haven't heard from her in 4 1/2 years. I did get emotional thinking about her at Mass today, but pulled myself together since I was in church. I know she is very mixed up to let this go on this long not speaking to me for no reason. I'm sure her drinking has a big part of all of this. All I can do, is try to let it all go, although at times it is hard to do. I often wonder if I will ever hear from her again.