September 15 is a bitter-sweet day for me. It hasn’t always been…but for the last two years, it has. It’s my mom’s birthday. If you know me at all, and if you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know how special she was to me and how wonderful our mother-daughter relationship was! She passed away in December 2006. There has been a void in my life ever since.
Our family (my husband, children, and my brothers and their families) always tried to make her birthday a very special day for her. I remember the year we gave her a gift each day for seven days leading up to her birthday! I remember the cards I used to make for her when I was little. I remember she never liked turning older, but she always enjoyed how we celebrated her special day…no matter what we did. She loved having her family around her.
So, last night after our daughter’s volleyball game, my brother Pat, his family, our children and I went out to dinner to remember mom and to celebrate her life. The only things missing were mom and birthday cake. Even though I miss her more than words can describe, and I wish I could have told her in person yesterday how much I love her, I’m glad to know she has a room in our Father’s Mansion above and I can only image what kind of celebration she is having there!
Tell those in your life today how much you love and appreciate them!
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