Happy Birthday Mommy!
Happy 48th birthday to my Mommy, from whom I got my freckles, my temper, my strange taste in music, and my Coke addiction. (Coca-Cola, guys! JEEZ!) I did not inherit her ability to nurture any living thing that crosses her path, but I’m constantly learning from her. I also did not get her curly hair or her cute nose, and for this, I am forever bitter.
It makes me so happy that my Mommy and I are friends now. There was a time when, although people told me it would happen, I sincerely doubted it. Even now, we’re very different women. But she is one of my dearest friends, and I’m so proud she’s mine.
I also have access to many pictures… shall we look?
This is baby Dorothy… er, I mean, Loree. See what I mean? Uncanny, right?
This is high school Loree! Skinny Minnie!
This is Loree as a bride…
This is Loree with her firstborn… that’s me! 🙂
And then, her firstborn got married! (Me, again)
This is Loree, a few months ago, with my Daddy…
And this is my Mommy and I, last week, at Japanese Palace celebrating her birthday a little early…
Happy birthday, Mommy! We love you so much, and are so blessed we have you around to take care of us. All four of us. We’d be even more of a wreck without you! 🙂