Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!

You are an amazing woman and have given me so much inspiration in life. Many people see problems, but you see solutions. You have always had a purpose greater than yourself, whether it's teaching kids with learning difficulties to read when no one else could or helping people with disabilities get services and make Fortune 500 Companies comply with the ADA. I'm proud to be your daughter.

In a labor of love, you took care of Nana in the final years of her life. No one could have done what you did and you gave her your best everyday. She knew you loved her and she loved you a bushel and a peck.

It brings me so much happiness that we can celebrate your birthday together at Sam's tonight.

May this new year bring you nothing but happiness and joy. It is no understatement to say that the world IS your oyster now.

I love you.


  1. Happy Birthday (through Jessica) to my dear friend Virginia, AKA VEEP. who I spent countless hours talking to on the telephone when we were teenagers........HOURS and HOURS!!!!!! every day...........things really haven't changed that much except today it would be texting.......

  2. PS What a wonderful photo of the three of you!!!!

  3. Hope this was the great day you wished for!

  4. Fran,

    Thank you for your note! It was a great day! We finished it off at my mom's favorite seafood place (and mine), Sam's Fresh Seafood, in Dunedin. The owners, Sam & Phyllis Hart, are friends of my mom's since grade school. Sam has fished his whole life and all the fish is local and fresh TODAY. Whenever we go there, I feel like I'm having dinner with family. Sam and Phyllis ALWAYS greet us with huge hugs and it's just fantastic. Tonight, as a special treat, my mom's friends from high school, Judy and Jackie, surprised us and joined us for dinner! Mom LOVED it.

    Overall, a great day.


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