Happy Birthday, Mom!

“No mother is ever, completely, a child’s idea of what a mother should be, and I suppose it works the other way around as well. But despite everything, we didn’t do too badly by one another, we did as well as most.”

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale

Last week my Mom celebrated her 94th birthday. My brother, his wife, their young son, my sister, a cousin and I joined together to celebrate. Mom has dementia, but semed to have a wonderful day. She talked and laughed along with the rest of us, really enjoying her day.

I chose the quote, it seemed to fit us. People see my Mom as a sweet lady; she was not always that sweet. As a young, new wife and mother, Mom’s life was hard. As a child, learning life was hard. Growing up I know I was not always the perfect child, perhaps even a disappointment at times. We grew through the trials and tribulations and now share a deep love of mother and daughter.

Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you.

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Mom!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s