It is just human nature to take our parents for granted, but I wish I hadn't. But I know she knew me well enough to know how I felt without my saying it. We were never an outwardly demonstrative type of family, but we knew we loved each other anyway.
She was my hero and of all of the wonderful people I have ever known she was the best. I miss her so much, but as always time marches on indiscriminately. I try to remember what it was like to know I could pick up the phone and call her anytime. Of course, I have a great faith that she is nearby now, but I still would love to see her.
I can only say, "Thank you Mom, for giving me and David life." Her beautiful attributes live on in all of her descendants. That is the beauty of God's plan. I am the only living person that heard her heart beat from the inside. Without her, I wouldn't be here, and neither would so many other people. Busy as we are -- stop today for a moment and say "Thank you" to her.
So "Happy Birthday Mom. I love you." Patty Ann