Happy Birthday MOM! - 96
My mother of 96 just this week said to me that it would be great to be 100 and then, she proceeded to say, then I will start all over again!!!! Now how is that for guts and determination for you! A total inspiration.
We, my sister and I, had a lovely birthday party for my mother yesterday and about 20 friends came by the house to wish her well. My sister, Sue, made all the sandwiches and goodies, just like a high tea for sure. It was delightful. A 86year old friend of hers brought a bottle of Cava and we had a sip of this. In fact, firsts can happen anytime in life and always. It was my mom's first drink of Cava! Wow.
I am heading back to Europe now, but I love this time of year so that I can spend this day with my mother. It is always such a great memory and it makes me think that we ought to celebrate everyday with some celebration of sorts - it can be as simple as giving a blessing to someone, or telling someone you love them, or telling a colleague how great it is to work with them or or or. These are all mini celebrations of life. We have become, if we ever were, often so boring and not grateful for this life. I included in that statement big time. When you see and spend time with people in their later years or sick people or children you really get this sense of how important it is to live and let live. Yes we know that life is not a world of PollyAnna! It can be tough yet we truly make it tougher until, we really stand back and watch a beautiful person or thing or situation happen in front of our eyes.
This is what happened for me at my mom's party. It was wonderful to see her 'hold court', entertain her friends, chat with them and just realize how important and exciting this little gesture was for her. How do you do this in your life? I watched my mom smile, chat, get curious as she opened her presents, host her friends and just get all dressed up in her beautiful outfit and of course her lovely new Zsiska jewellery I bought her for Xmas.
Oh above all of this she hurt her knee on the weekend and was in pain - so the Cava helped dull the pain as well as have loving moments with friends.
Lift our glasses to Mama for turning 96!!!