Change Is Hard

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Happy birthday mom

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1974

Happy birthday, mom, it’s your 17th up there in heaven. I know lots of your friends and many of your family are there with you so I bet you’re having a heck of a party. I hope someone besides you made the cake! Or better yet a cherry pie.

For dad’s birthday I testified in front of a Senate subcommittee. I don’t think I can put anything that dramatic together for your birthday today, but since I know how much you loved flowers I thought I’d show you what’s blooming in our yard this year. It’s pretty spectacular.

I put together a slide show of shots I’ve taken in the past couple of days with you in mind. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them!

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And just in case the flowers weren’t enough to make you smile…

Katie says “Happy birthday, grandma!”

2004

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

19 thoughts on “Happy birthday mom

  1. I like the tradition of celebrating such birthdays. Happy birthday to your mother.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your mom, I know how you feel. Our mom passed away a year ago this past March and her last two birthdays have felt strange. She lived in Houston and I lived in the Chicago area so I didn’t see her as often as I wanted, but we talked and wrote letters. I am really thankful for making the time to visit her for her birthdays when I could and took my daughter with me for her 80th – it was a blast and O baked the cake and I cooked the burgers. It was a good time. Be comforted by the times you did have with your mom and your dad. Have a wonderful day – stay safe and well. Peace.

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    • I’m sorry, Clay, about your mom. It’s hard isn’t it! I didn’t see mine as often as I wanted either, but we called and emailed and before email wrote weekly letters. You stay safe and well too.

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  3. Birthday celebrations morph as we go along in life. I think of my parents on their birthdays, too. It’s not with sadness at this point, but as a way of feeling centered in where came from, expressing gratitude for the good that was.

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  4. Happy birthday to your mom! I, too, think of my parents on their birthdays. Bittersweet.

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  5. Aw, Happy Birthday to your sweet mom in Heaven! Bet she somehow had a hand in helping those flowers become so spectacular this year. Give Katie some extra love since you can’t shower it in person on your mom today.

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  6. Happy Birthday to your mom up in heaven, but never far from your heart. These birthdays of deceased loved ones can bring them back closer to us for a day. I am betting she enjoyed the photos.

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  7. Happy birthday, Dawn’s mom.

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  8. This is such a beauatiful tribute, Dawn.

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  9. Happy Birthday to your Mom. We sure do miss our Moms and celebrate them til this day.

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