Today my mom would have been 65 years old.

Sometimes I think about what life would be like if she was still here…I don’t think my own life would be much different, though I know that she would really love spending time with Ben. She would nag me about his finicky eating habits, give him cute little nicknames, let him sit on her lap as she played mah jong with the titas. She would by him overalls and cheesy outfits, things I wouldn’t let him wear out in public unless he was going to visit her. She would come through our front door and he would run to her as he screams “Lola!!!” and run into her arms.

I’m sure that outside of my life, things would have been different. She had an uncanny way of diffusing drama, maybe because she tried so hard to please everyone, but more likely because she just cared so much about people. There has been WAY too much drama since she’s been gone.

It goes without saying - I still miss her a lot.

Happy Birthday, Mommy.

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2008-08-14 19:38:21

Maria says

2008-08-14 23:46:54

Yano says

thanks *hug back*

2008-08-15 17:46:23

Steph says

I’m sending you hugs, too. I stopped by my parent’s house today, and my mom told me, with tears in her eyes, “Gammy (her mother) would have been 95 today.” So, not only do you have something in common with my half siblings every year around Thanksgiving, you have something in common with my mom.

I think those of us who still have our moms take for granted how blessed we are to still have them around. I really appreciate you sharing your stories. It keeps me “in check”, even though I know how painful it must be at times.

Your mother will live on FOREVER throughout YOU!!! I know that every time I see Wheel of Fortune, I think of you saying, “Wheel of Fortune is on 24 hours a day in Heaven.”

I didn’t know her, but she did a damn good job. She raised you!!!!


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