Happy 69th Birthday Mom!

Mom, I cannot believe it has been so long since I lost you. I miss you so much and remember the goofy looking birthday cakes I used to bake for you. They were pretty ugly, but tasted ok–thank you for teaching me how to cook and bake; I love that we have those hobbies in common. You would be proud of your granddaughter Kelly, she is baking shaum tortes just like you and grandma used to make!

While there were ups and downs in our family, my memories of you are happy and joyful. You were a great mother who did the best you could with what you knew about raising a houseful of children–I am sorry for the times I took your sacrifices and your love for granted. It is my prayer that when I am gone, my children will one day have good feelings about me too.

I hope you are dancing with Dad and Jesus today.

I love you so much!

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