Today was my mom's birthday. She would have been 56 today. I still miss her like crazy. It's hard to believe that she's been gone for almost ten years now. I wish she could see her grandchildren. She would have loved them so much.
Mom was the one who took care of all of us, and some of us fell apart after she died. I'm not a good replacement I guess. Despite my promise, I can't take care of Dad. She was the only one that could. I never see my brother either much anymore. I guess we all grow up and move on, but I wish we were closer. I really miss my sister. I know she had to move, and now she's stuck, but I wish she'd come home. (Are you reading this?)
So now I am a mom, and my daughter has finally figured out how to say "mama". I pray that I won't leave her behind before it's time. Circle of life right?
Happy Birthday Mom! We're thinking of you always.