June 21st, the summer solstice, is my mother's birthday.
When she passed away in 2002, it was as if a piece of me was gone. I took her presence for granted for so many years of my life especially when I was young. As I got older and married, I realized how much she had done for our family and continued to do for us even when we were adults.
My mother was a quiet, gentle person. There wasn't a selfish bone in her body. She gave until there was nothing left to give us but memories of her.
I have dreaded this post. I always try to keep my posts upbeat and I didn't think I could do that for my mother's birthday. I don't have the words to properly express what she meant and still means to me.
I believe she's been watching us all here and I hope we've made her as happy as she made all of her family.
A fellow blogger, Sue, did a wonderful virtual album in her mother's memory (click on her name to see her wonderful tribute to her mom and thanks Sue for the idea!) and I wanted to try to do one as well. Mine captures only a brief glimpse and essence of the woman my mother was, but I know she would be the first one to be delighted at my first attempt at such a thing.
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