Special Day

Today is a very special day in my family,it's my Mom's birthday, she would have been
93 today.

The first year after she passed away, her birthday was a really hard for me and my family. But I have been told that all the major holidays after a person passes can be
pretty tough, and they sure were for me. But after that first year, I always try and
use remember all the fun times we had with her on whatever special day we were celebrating.

Of course I knew this day was coming and had even discussed it with my sister, but
I had to get up really early this morning to get my car in for servicing and it was not until mid morning that I really remember it was her birthday.(to be really honest here, staying up till after midnight night before last really kicked my butt and I
am still feeling the effects,my brain did not even really wake up till mid morning this morning!!).

She has been on my mind all day. But then most days she is in my thoughts alot.
My Mom was a really great lady. She was always my best friend. I have a very lucky
guy in my life. I have had 2 very great ladies in my life that have always been
there for me, and I do mean always, my Mom and my sister, Jean. Not only are my Mom and my sister, but they both have always been my closest friends and allies.
So all day today I have been remember Mom's other birthdays I did have her here to share with.

My Mom was always hard to buy for, she had everything she needed and pretty much everything she wanted in life (except me living back in Texas close to her!!).
So every year we would ask her what she wanted for her birthday, and every year
she would tell us "O,don't get me anything, I don't need a thing". Well, after
my Dad didn't get her anything one Christmas because she told him the same thing,
there was no way in Hell I was gonna fall for that. My poor Dad paid for that mistake all year long! So if I thought about what I was going to get her, I never
shared that info with my brother or my sister, because that was golden information and they had to think up what they were gonna get her on their own!! And no matter
what it was we got her, she was always excited and about it when she opened it.

It is really hard to even try and put into words how much I miss her. She was always
such a part of my life. I am not really sure I will every completely get over
her being gone, but I am trying to learn to live with the big empty space in my life
that she once filled. But above everything, I am so very thankful that I had
her for my Mom, she was the Best of the Best.

Happy Birthday Mama!! I love you!!