It’s was my dad’s turn first, but today is my mom’s 60th birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!
Growing up, I wasn’t always easy on my mom. I was a moody teenager. I would wake up cranky every single day* and take it out on my mom. I don’t know why she put up with me.
But as soon I grew out of that (hormonal) stage and she no longer had to be around me in the mornings on a daily basis, we became very close. I know I can tell her anything and she’ll listen. Maybe even laugh. Sometimes even cry. Okay, often times even cry. She’s always been there for me – for both of us – whenever we’ve needed it. She will drop everything for her daughters and have always made sure we knew how much she loves us. Thank you for this, Mom.
She rocked the seventies
She’s a strong woman. I think both my sister and I get our strength from her. She’s put up with a lot in her life, and still puts everyone before her.
I also happen to think she’s the most beautiful woman in the world.
Pregnant with my sister
I know this year has been really hard on her being so far away from me. The last time I was pregnant, I didn’t tell either of my parents because I was going to see them at 10 weeks in person and wanted to tell them to their faces that I finally had a pregnancy that was working. But two days before I got on the plane, my D&C was scheduled. Instead, I had to break her heart. I hate breaking her heart.
But when my own heart was breaking, there was no where else I would have rather been than next to her. Sometimes moms are the only ones that can make things better…even when you’re 31.
Winter 2009 & proof I am in fact her daughter
Mom…I love you so much.
Thank you for all the love and support you have given M and me throughout these years. We couldn’t be luckier to have a mother like you.
* Some things you apparently don’t grow out of. Now poor Tim has to put up with Morning Cranky-Head. How he does it, I’ll never know.