Happy Birthday, Mom

PhotobucketHappy Birthday Mom. You would have turned 82 today, and not a day goes by that I don’t think of you or our many trips we had taken to Maine, Canada, Florida, and other wonderful places. In every adventure, we seized the day, didn’t we? We lived every minute to the fullest, savored the sunsets, revered the rainstorms, and cherished the winds that breathed a new life in us.You taught me the meaning of Carpe Diem, of patience, and of love. You gave me wondrous gifts that I shall give selflessly to my own children as you so selflessly gave to me.

But most importantly, Mom, you gave me strength to wait out the storms. Suns really do return, Rainbows really do happen, and new days are always just on the other side of the moon.

I talked to the kids today about you and shared stories. Braeden still wonders when you are going to wake up. All I keep telling him is that you are alive and well in his little heart, where you shall always remain with all of your children and grandchildren, helping us get through those moonlit nights to the brand new day that awaits.

I love you, Mom. Happy Birthday. 🙂

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Mom

  1. Hi Rus – Sorry I am a few days late getting to this. Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom. It is a wonderful tribute to her that you write about her and remember. May you have some contentment and peace.


  2. What a beautiful face with a loving expression. So reminiscent of my Aunt who did not reach her older years when leukemia stole her away. I miss her very much eventhough I often feel joy because she is still near. My children missed out on so much joy, laughter and love from not experiencing her in our family. We all must continue.


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