Photos by Jose Villa.
Happy Birthday! I know you’ll be working today and then taking care of Grandma and then trying to get some much needed rest when all is said and done, but know that I love you, miss you and wish I could be there to give you a big hug and sing you happy birthday. I admire you so much. You always know the right things to say, how to make me feel better when I’m upset, how to console me without taking sides, how to make me see the silver lining in every situation, and how to give me guidance while letting me find my own path through life.
I remember that story you told me not too long ago. About how I was quite the head strong child and how your Mother would witness my willfulness and would chastise you and tell you to do something to calm me down. Be more lady like or something. You nodded your head and agreed, but in your heart you loved your strong willed daughter and was happy to see her assert herself.
Thanks Mom for having my back.
For loving me always.
PS: Everyone, please leave a comment and wish my Momma a Happy Birthday today! I know she’ll get a kick out of it. 🙂