Yesterday was Mom's Birthday.
We missed her but had a GREAT DAY!!
*Lunch at Biaggis with Dad & Siblings
(sorry so small - phone photos)
We talked about normal every day stuff most of the lunch, but as we were getting ready to leave the conversation turned to Mom.
We giggled remembering how she used to hum when she waved at people,
cried remembering how strong she was when she knew she would have to leave us,
shared the hope that she was spending time loving, teaching, and playing with the new little baby that is causing Adam and especially Stephanie so much grief :),
and expressed gratitude for the things she taught us and that she was our mom.
*I planned to put Red Tulips at the cemetery but it snowed... ick... rethought this one. Decided to keep your tulips on my countertop and enjoy them a few more days. :)
*Spaghetti (Mom's favorite dinner) & Dessert (a must!!) with Kids
Instead of Cake we had a Big Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake.
When I told Hayden we were having spaghetti for dinner , because it was Grandma Kathy's favorite, he responded with "Not Toast?". I had to explain that Grandma loved to make Cinnamon Toast for the kids but HER favorite was spaghetti. I hate that Hayden only remembers the memories I feed him. (More on the another time.)
*Balloons and Heaven Sent Messages to end the night.
Sending birthday messages to heaven is a tradition we started on her birthday in 2009. My kids and I, and even Aaron, look forward to it. Although they are getting older and sometimes say "I wonder where these balloons REALLY end up." They still put thought into their message. They miss her in their own little way.
Although our thoughts were of Mom ALL DAY LONG, there were more smiles than tears. We laughed more than we cried. We've come a long way and we are happy.
It was a Great day.
Past thoughts on Mom's Birthdays