Whenever I see something wonderful in this world, I often think that it's a huge bummer that my mom (who passed away 14 years ago) isn't around to enjoy it.
(Yep, that's her in the middle with her head thrown back laughing. She looked like that a lot.)
(And those are my little brothers on her lap.)
It would be ridiculous to list everything she's missed. There's just too much. However, I can think of a few things she would have especially loved.
These are for you, mom.
- Thanks to the internet, it is super easy to share all kinds of wonderful ideas. You can find hilarious and inspiring stuff. Like Flash Mobs. Mom, you'd totally love these. Sometimes I wonder if that's how you imagined the world to be, full of people suddenly bursting into song and dance with you. I think this one would have been your favorite.
And then there's this poem. Thank you for never implying that I would somehow be better if I were prettier.
- Oh and guess what, Jenny and I made babies and then pushed them right out into the world. Can you believe it? I whined a bit when I had Joey, but not overly so. And Jenny was pretty badass when she had Kam. Neither of our labors came anywhere close to your record setters of less than two hours each when you had us, but we managed just the same.
- Not only did Tommy finally come out of the closet (yes I know you probably knew he was gay even though he never said it out loud), but he marched in the Pride Parade. We were all there to cheer for him.
If given the chance, I'm sure you would have been marching along with these people.
-I know you never really got to see any of the four of us as adults. But I think we're doing a pretty good job.
We miss you, though.
Happy Mother's Day.