Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy 60th Birthday, Mom

Yesterday I was putting a few things on my calendar and that's when I realized what today was.  April 16th, my mom's birthday.  My mom's 60th birthday.  It's still so unreal to me that she's gone.  That just before her 58th birthday she left us.  That's SO young.  Today I rode my bike for 3 hours with my FIFTY year old friend.  I look at her sometimes in awe.  When you take care of your health and live life to the fullest, it's never ending what the possibilities are.

When I think about this sadness, it really just fuels my fire to keep dreaming, keep pushing and keep reaching to do things I never thought possible.  Of the many things you did teach me, mom, these are the lessons I will take with me every day.  Every day when things seem hard and I'm tired, or grumpy or feeling lazy.  I'm doing what I love because, I can.