I’ve been eyeing my calendar all week long, mindful of the fact that February 26th was fast approaching. I have mixed feelings about today. You see, February 26th was Mom’s birthday. When I stop to think about it, the tears well up and I swallow hard. I can’t help it, I still miss her.

But there are good memories too. Mom and my sister had supper with us on her last birthday here. Munchkin helped me bake the birthday cake and we had chicken parmesan. After the kids were in bed, we four adults played cards. And, oh, did we laugh! It was such a good evening. We had so much fun celebrating her birthday that night!

Five days later, she was gone. But I’ve always been thankful that we had that last birthday together. I’ll always be grateful to have that memory.