My Mom's birthday has always been a sad day for me. This year I was inspired to focus on celebrating her life & how I can still be close to her, even though she has been gone for so many years. I thought it would be nice to share my day with you.
I looked through a few old pictures. I'm fortunate to have many photographs of my beautiful Mother.
For years, I have thought about getting a cake to celebrate her birthday. And this year, I finally did. My son & I went to Dairy Queen in search of an ice cream cake. We picked out the smiley face cake above, as a perfect reminder that I can choose to celebrate her day with happiness. I think we may have started a new tradition.
My son & I, we're car singers. So while I drove, I played a mix that I made for my Mom a couple years ago. And together we sang. It was the loveliest part of my day.
Then our friend (not even knowing it was my Mom's bday) brought me a gift. His videos from our wedding! I have been so anxious to watch these & I love that he brought them on this day.
I also had an enjoyable conversation with her younger sister, my Aunt Darrelyn. Both of her sisters have the sweetest Louisiana voices. I feel like I'm talking to my Momma when we talk & laugh & that always makes me happy.
It felt restorative to smile & think of her today.
4 years ago