“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”— George Washington
Today is your birthday! You would have turned 63 today. I wish that you were here … I would make you whatever kind of cake you wanted. Last year, it was Boston Creme Pie and you even ate a big piece of it, even though you weren’t feeling well. I remember how guilty I felt for wondering if this would be the last birthday I would spend with you.
Do they celebrate birthdays in heaven? I hope so, because the day you were born was a special one. What a gift you were to us. You were one of a kind, Mom! You were so full of life, such a hard worker, yet such an adventurer. You made life interesting & fun for us growing up!
Life has gone on since you left us, but of course it’s different. We keep going because that’s just what you do, but I still think of you so often. How I wish that you could know Lauren and that you could see how much Liam has changed. How I wish I could sit outside in the sun with you on a nice day and just chat with some iced tea in hand. How I wish you were here. But I know that you are so happy right now, so worry-free and full of perfect joy. I know that I’ll get to spend lots of time with you in heaven one day, and I look forward to it!
I love you, Mom. Happy Birthday!
P.S. If Liam were here to help you blow out your candles, here is the joyful look you would get to see 🙂 (The in-laws threw an early bday party for me on Sunday and he LOVED blowing them out!)