Today is my Mom's birthday. Happy birthday Mom!
As I grow older, I realize how wonderful my parents really are; especially my Mom. She is always thinking of others and their needs. She is such an example to me of sacrifice, service, and love.
When I was in the 3rd grade I was burned really bad. My pyrotechnic apprenticeship started at a young age...pretty much once I learned how to light a match. Anyway, my shenanigans landed me in the hospital for a week with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my face, ears, and hands.
My most vivid memory of the whole experience was having my Mom by my side during my recovery. She was my angel. In those moments with my Mom, I caught a glimpse of the love a parent has for their child. Now as a father, I can't imagine what I put her through (on more than one occasion) ;o) .
Mom, you're simply the best. I love you and thank you for ALWAYS being there for me and my sisters. It is so comforting to have the knowledge that we will be together forever.