My mom, beautiful, wise, optimistic and strong, turns 57 today. I have sung the praises of the Old Man many times here before so my mom is due up for one.
Let me tell you, she is quite a woman. She taught me many, many things stemming from cooking some of the specialties my Grandma, her mom, taught her, to never playing second fiddle to anyone. I enjoy the Saturdays I spend driving her around as she runs her errands, visits friends, looks at every dang thing at Ikea, and, telling me every detail of her week. Sure, it's tiring but, it's my mom. She sacrificed so much for her family and it's a small price to pay in my effort to pay her back. Ah, moms and their soothing touch, the one thing that makes it all better.