HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM ♫♬
I know it happens sometimes in families that more than one person will share a birthday.
In our family, two of Mom’s great-grand daughters – Jessica and Hannah – were born on July 1st, and one of her great-grandsons Zachary was born June 30th.
It’s more than beautiful. I feel there’s a spiritual connection – especially as Mom’s one of those people whose birthday is very important to her.
Mom was thrilled, and so very proud, when she learned that July 1st was Canada’s birthday 🙂
Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends and relatives!
Because I wanted to make sure I spoke to my mother this morning, I got up at 6:30 am to phone her. She was in a jolly mood, I barely had a chance to say, “Hello Mom, Happy Birthday!”
“Thanks for phoning my darling youngest daughter. My name is Gladys, and you must have respect for me,” she said with a British accent. “Hah hah! I’m very British today aren’t I? ….Oh I wish how I wish upon a star that you were here to celebrate with me….” but she didn’t give me a change to reply before launching into, “Am I very funny? I’m trying to speak very British today. I don’t know why. ..lah-di-dah-di-dah… Sorry they’re calling me. I have to go have my bath now. Goodbye my darling.”
My son took his computer to Mom and Jessica’s birthday party today so I could chat with her on Skype, but Mom fell asleep after lunch, and they couldn’t wake her.
The older my mother gets, the more I realize how much courage it takes to be old, and how true the oft quoted, “Old age isn’t for sissies!”