Happy (what would have been) my mom's 70th birthday. We celebrated with ice cream. She'd pick a hot fudge sundae, with extra fudge, yes on the nuts, cherry unnecessary, with a side of iced water.
Kids asked if I was sad. I told them I'm more thankful than sad. I never felt unloved. I was always cared for. I had a great example of a good mother, a Christian woman, a person who sacrifices herself for others. I am thankful I had 15 years with her. She would have had a ball with her grandkids.