May 13th you are a special day. Today is not only Mother’s Day it is also my sister’s birthday and my wedding anniversary, everything has aligned for the perfect celebration trifecta. Let me take this opportunity to wish three things toda to three very special people.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom
There isn’t a day that goes by when I find myself wondering how in the world did you manage to do it all? When I try to emulate the kind of sunny childhood I grew up I have to wonder if my kids are noticing. They think everyone has homemade spaghetti sauce and dressing that doesn’t come from a bottle. Little do they know the effort involved. I do and I am always grateful for the values you passed along. A meal doesn’t go by where your son-in-law doesn’t look at me and say “remind me to thank your mom next time I see her.”
February 13, 1969 my first birthday, my mom was in her last trimester and I wasn’t walking yet. I preferred to ride clearly, poor you mom.
Exactly three months later on May 13, my sister Leslie was born and my life became infinitely better and finally found my sea legs.
Happy Birthday to my sister Leslie
We were almost twin like, with the exception of what became her signature blue eyes and blonde hair.
We liked the same things.
We were afraid of the same thing. (thunder)
We shared everything.
Even tan lines. (sunscreen SPF 5)
We were inseparable.
Even as we grew up we stayed close.
Leslie and I also believe that 13 is a lucky number. She and I were born on that day so naturally when it came time to pick a wedding day what day do you think I choose?
Yep. May 13th.
Happy Anniversary to my husband
We eloped on the beautiful beaches of Maui 16 years ago today. I have known Dr G for almost half as long as I’ve been here on this planet. You won’t meet a nicer or more tolerant man than the one I am grabbing onto above. If you only knew how patient he is with me and my laundry piles AND my work AND my blogging AND my documenting the families every move AND my iPhone obsession AND my clutter AND my late dinners AND my desire to hash things out after 10pm, the list folks is long.
I knew back then what I know now, he’s a keeper.