Happy Birthday, Mom

If you’ve read my Dear Mom post, you know I haven’t spoken to her in over five years.

Today is her birthday.  I’m not a big fan of mushy, gooey greeting cards saying things we don’t mean in a flowery poem.  I always try to be honest even when I choose a card.  I try to be true to the realities of the relationship.*

So, I have no flowery poem or gooey mush.

I am thankful that she gave me life.  My life is good in spite of, and because of, its scars.  I am thankful that I can share my story.  I am thankful mom can have a good relationship with my youngest brother and his family.

I can say, in all honesty, I wish her a blessed day today.

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*So it goes without saying that if you ever get a card from me, it will be real and not mushy.

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