Today would have marked my Mom's 73rd birthday (she passed away April 4, 2008).
Naturally, I miss her. I still have ribbons collected off of the flower arrangements from the funeral in my living room. They were placed in milk glass vases she gave me years ago.
I was thinking about what I would have been doing if she were here, today. No doubt I'd be preparing to throw a very intimate party for her in my home, often only with she, my husband and myself. We'd be having her standard choice of fried chicken legs, mashed potatoes and gravy, whatever vegetable she wanted, and birthday cake.
My house is small, it has no room for a real dining table but at least on this occasion every year I would clean up the picnic table, cover it with a pretty tablecloth and set it in the middle of the living room floor. We'd gather around and share and it was special.
Happy Birthday, Mom...and hellooooooooo birdie!