Today would have been my mom’s 103rd birthday. Growing up we didn’t celebrate Mother’s Day because Mom’s often shared birthday with that Hallmark Day. Dad always said, “Every day is Mother’s day.”
My memories of Mom are summed up in the last words she uttered, just nine days before she slipped away: very grateful. I’ve written about this previously, and I probably do so again next year and for as long as I write this blog. Everyone who ever met Mom her can resonate for they know that she lived a life gratitude, which she passed on to all who came in contact with her smile.