Today is October 21st, this would have been my mother’s 82nd birthday. She passed away four years ago. I miss her and think about her every day. There are so many questions I did not ask her and now I wish I had the opportunity to ask her. Questions like what is your favorite movie and why? What was the best day you had and why? What did you like the most about your life? And of course there are my questions about menopause, family health and questions about relatives I never knew.
I wish I would have appreciated more of the quiet times we had together, just the two of us. Those times were few because I have sisters and a brother, a father and then my siblings and I had children and she loved being with her grandchildren. I am grateful for the 50 years I did have with her and so lucky to have had such a loving, caring, giving, patient parent.
Why am I sharing all this? Perhaps someone will sit down with their mother and ask the questions that I never had a chance to ask of my mother.
Happy Birthday Mom!