27 years on this Earth.
27 years of:
But, as you all know, on this day, 27 years ago, my sweet mom brought me into this world. And my sweet Mom is not here in this world anymore.
The only person I had known since my first heartbeat.
I won't hear her say, "Happy Birthday" this year.
Or have her tell me the story of how the nurse turned to her in the hospital and said, "Oh, you're gonna have trouble with that one!"
I just miss her.
Especially on this day. My birthday.
I know I wasn't easy to give birth to; or to raise for that matter ;)
But I will never forget the bond we had.
My only mother and, I, her only daughter.
My dad still tells me how badly my mom always wanted a little girl, after losing her own mother at such a young age.
And if there is one wish I can have come true in this world, I'd want it to be for a little girl of my own one day.
+To pass down all the lessons my mom taught me.
+To teach her to cross her legs.
+To dress her up in lacy socks, cute jumpers, with bows and barrettes always in her hair.
+To teach her to be an independent woman.
+To always make her bed.
+To wake up each day and be grateful to just be alive!
So, this birthday, I won't be celebrating "me."
I'll be celebrating my mom's legacy.
The gift of life that she gave me.
I love you, Mom.