Tuesday, September 2, 2014
A Bittersweet Day
My birthday is coming up on September 5th, the first birthday without my mom. She always made my birthdays special growing up and did even up until last year, and I was 60!
I consider myself truly blessed to have had my mom for 60 years, and doubly blessed to have her live with us for the last two. I know on Friday I'll wake up, and for a split second, expect to hear her and my dad sing a rousing version of Happy Birthday and I'll tear up hearing my dad singing alone.
It will be a bittersweet day for me, but I can look back and remember the biggest blessing of all ... She held me in her arms on September 5, 1953 and said hello, and I held her on February 12, 2014 and said good bye. And...if I listen hard enough I'm sure I'll hear her singing from Heaven.