Tuesday, April 27, 2010

54 Years Ago...

...today, I was born.  I will celebrate, as I do every year, however the most important part of my birthday is no longer here:  My Mother.  It's been fifteen years since her passing, and although I think of her every day, it's on my birthday when I miss her the most. 

When my sons were growing up, I used to tease them when I wanted a favor that I knew wasn't really their "cup of tea."  "I gave you life," I'd say, while they'd roll their eyes, and they'd reluctantly get the job done.  I'd smirk and that would be the end of it.  I'd be joking, of course, but with each year that passes, April 27th is a screaming reminder that my own mom is no longer here....the woman who gave me life.  It's been a great life so far, and I'm looking forward to many more years of memories to be made, but still..... 

......though I'll be celebratory on the outside.......inside, I'll always feel the loss.



  1. Jeez, it's been almost an entire week since your birthday and no one has commented to say Happy Birthday. This is a tough crowd you've attracted.

    So, I'll say "Happy Birthday Pam!!!"

  2. Pam,
    Life is always changing, it never stays the same. At least you have precious memories of your mother.

    Happy belate Birthday. SB will be 60 this year.

    ..and, Happy Mother's Day. I wish you a safe, wonderful, and fulfilling day, today.