Yesterday would have been my mother’s 61st birthday if she were still with us on the earth.  Her birthday is always a little tough, even though I try to think about the wonderful memories I have of her and the good times we had together.  But after 21 birthdays without her here, those vivid memories had sadly faded some, but the pain of her being gone is still just as fresh as ever.  So, I tried to keep busy, and that’s easy these days with the kids, the household, et cetera, and I made her favorite cake, pineapple upside down cake in memory of her.  I love that cake, too, by the way, and make it a special manner so it’s not as bad for you as a regular cake would be by substituting pineapple juice for the water in the mix and applesauce for the oil in the mix.  It comes out much moister!  

At any rate, it was a difficult day for me, but I toughed it through, as I always do, and looked to heaven and wished my Momma a happy birthday many times and told her I loved her.  I stayed up most of the night thinking of the good times we had, and how things might be if she were here today.

Happy Birthday, Momma, I Love You!


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