Happy Birthday Mommy
Happy 71th Mom
I just realized as I was sitting here sifting through the helped wanted online, blowing my stuffy nose that it is officially November 18th, 2010, which means this would have been my Mom's 71th birthday. And of course, it went to the big fact that I miss her very much.
It would be hard to not miss someone that made you feel that special and that loved. I mean even when she was trying to discipline you, she never did it with any ill will intended. She just had the best heart and spirit. She raised two daughters to be independent, smart women that think for themselves and not take everything at face value. She wanted us to be open-minded, but at the same time to never blindly follow anyone. I can only remember one time my Mom ever cussing in front of me. I realize and I can still remember my friends telling me that she was one of a kind in the Mom world.
She use to sit up with me at night, when I couldn't sleep and play video games with me. And of course, anytime she got frustrated or bored, she would jump poor Luigi into the lava pit, lol. She would steal my sister and my clothes and wear them, omg that made me so mad. I mean how many 16 year olds want to see their Mom dancing around in her jeans???? She was the youngest 52 year old I have ever known when she died suddenly in her sleep. She loved to make people laugh and she just, for the most part, didn't care what the world thought of her. My sister and I today joke that she was a hippie chick that never had that annoying drug habit. She would wear the loudest prints and colors when she did wear clothes that she bought for herself. I never really minded those too much, but my sister and Dad were always mind boggled by what she would wear. I could tell her anything and she knew when to be my friend and she knew when to be my Mom. Maybe this will give you just an eye of the person she was.
I can still remember my Dad, and now at times, my sister tells me that I am so much like her. My Dad thought so, so much, that he called me little Gladys, my Mom's name. I can hope that, that is truly the case.
I wish you were here Mom! I miss you!