Happy Birthday, Mom

Mom would be 64 today.  Her birthday weekend was spent, fittingly, with our family.  Chip and Bobbie came up from Wisconsin for the weekend and we spent yesterday and today together.  Sarah and Nic were along yesterday and a grand time was had by all.  Yesterday was especially hard as we were at Mom’s House – which is also Dad’s House, but now it’s really only Dad’s House, which – while I love my Dad – really sucks.

Today is her birthday and I’m sad about that, but not as sad as I thought.  I was sadder when buying movies with Zachary than being at the house with everyone.  I suppose I’ll hit more bumps along the way, but even though its her birthday I can’t dwell much on it.  I had two beautiful days with my family and had a great time.

No, Mom has been mourned and celebrated.  I will always wish she were here but there is so much life to live still – there’s no time to spend it in sadness.  Mom celebrated life and children and that’s what I do my best at doing.  So, my wonderful days are the latest in a series of events Mom started me down.

I love you, Mom.  Thank you for today.

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