Friday, May 24, 2013
Today would have been my beloved mom's 87th birthday. She and I always relished having May birthdays. May weather is usually comfortable, not too cold, not too hot. The earth is greening up and blossoming. And as a kid, it meant that summer was nearly here. Since I grew to adulthood, Mom and I frequently shared our birthday celebrations with a shared dinner and cake. We discontinued giving birthday gifts to each other at one point and chose instead to share experiences because we saw giving memories to each other had a greater pull than giving things. So, as May moves quickly along, I celebrate it as Mom's month and today as Mom's day. Today and always, I will relish all of those shared May birthdays and precious shared experiences that continue to enrich my life.