Birthday Girl

Today is my mom’s 60th birthday. I am sure she will be less than pleased that I am announcing that, but I feel it is important. Significant. 60 is a big deal. In those 60 years my mom has accomplished so much. She is a worker and very rarely stops doing things, mostly for others.

She has raised four daughters and is currently helping all of us with our 7 kids. Being a Grandma (or Yama as Joey says) is hard work. There has never been a time when she has missed something big for one of us girls or for one of her grandkids. She defines the word selfless.

That is why when she cringes at the mention of the number 60, I say she should be proud. She has done more, taught more and loved more than some people do in their entire lives. No, she hasn’t traveled the world or changed the world with her successes. But she has changed mine, changed ours.

So happy birthday to you Mamma…may all your birthday wishes come true. I love you to the moon and back.


Update: Not because I forgot, but just because it is Monday and I am half totally brain dead, I also want to wish my Aunt Char (my mom’s twin sister) a very happy birthday. This is the same aunt I talked about here. She is getting ready to start her 2nd round of Chemo so she can kick this cancers ass once and for all. My birthday wish for her is this is the LAST birthday she has to spend thinking of cancer. Happy birthday Aunt Char! Love you. xoxo


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