my mom is 80 years old today.
My mom...a force of nature unto herself.
I never knew she wasn't tall until she got too old to wear stilletto heels.
She made the money to run the house but hid bills from my dad.
She wore gloves that matched her shoes.
She kept her house so clean you could lick the toilet
She stood up straight and told me that I should always"hold myself up".
When my dad died, she planted roses on the spot where he fell.
She went from a large suburban house that she designed on a paper napkin to an efficiency apartment in government housing.
She never looked back.
If she asks for a quarter, she pays it back.
She writes thank you notes for rides to the grocery store.
Happy Birthday , Mom!