Today we gathered with my mom for a birthday dinner in her honor. We had some pretty fabulous Italian food. My mom was so happy that I accused of being drunk :)
My parents have had some pretty significant losses of family and friends in the recent years. My father told me he is one of only two living members left in his fraternity. I get the sense that my mother really appreciated her birthday today and it’s a reminder really that every day is a gift.
But unfortunately my mom had about zero chance of blowing out her own birthday candle! :)