It would have been my mom's birthday today. However, a little over five years ago she died.
This photo was one of my dad's favorite pictures of her. Dad loves Marilyn Monroe and we always thought my mom looked like her in this photo. What do you think? Maybe just a little?
As a teenager from Brooklyn, NY Mom and her friends went to Sheepshead Bay to rent horses. I think my mom and dad's first date was horseback riding. Later, when she and my dad moved to Florida she had the opportunity to take lessons. She loved to jump and often lingered behind so she could help groom the horses.
My mom could never just sit and watch TV. She'd always have something in her hands to do. Needlepoint, knitting, sewing ...she loved it. Unfortunately, I didn't inherit that gene from her.
But I found a few momentos from her.
Mom prayed that one day she'd be a grandma. Finally in 1985, my brother Steve and his wife Barb were pregnant. My mom was so excited.
Here she is with grandchildren Katie and Kristin.
My mom never got to meet Kevin Cummings. He and Kristin will be married in September. I know my mom would have loved to witness this wedding.
But I'm so thankful that my mom was able to celebrate her 75th and last birthday in Phoenix with me.
How thankful I am that she was a Christian. I'm looking forward to the day when I will see her again in heaven.
In the meantime ...happy birthday Mom!