Tomorrow would have been my mom's 82 birthday. Her death was slow and painful and took a toll on her children. This is my first of her birthday's without her and I miss her terribly. Tomorrow morning I will get up and drive up to her grave to sing Happy Birthday. I think I will take some 4 0'clock seeds and a small cactus with me to plant in her ground. We shared a love for cactus.
I am happy she isn't suffering anymore but wish I had spent more time with her while she was able to still talk, laugh and buy groceries. Oh yes and eat ice cream she loved her ice cream.
I posted this last year and thought it fitting to post again. For you mom...
Today is my moms birthday she is 81 years old, this is also her last birthday we know this and we grieve.
I was fine at work but when I got home I checked my facebook and all my siblings and the grandkids had been there and wished mom a happy birthday. My middle brother called my sister back east and let her sing happy birthday to mom as that is what our mother always did for us. No matter where she was she would call and sing and laugh about how she sang and it was always good. We have all passed this down to our children and our brothers even call us, three sisters, and sing for us on our birthdays.
My niece found this song this song that was everything our mother is and everything she stands for and everything she taught us and I listened and it made me cry. I remember playing it in band and doing my best because this is my moms song and dream for her children and I played my heart out.
Happy Birthday mom I am going to miss you so much but your pain will be gone and you will be among family and I will see you again I know it.
So friends for your enjoyment and for my mom one more time
Jack Jones and the Impossible Dream
My mom, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far