Today is my mother's 84th birthday!! What a big birthday for her!! I just talked to her on line and she is ready for the day!!
My poor dad keeps forgetting and had not wished her a Happy Birthday but finally while we were talking he said that it was her birthday and was she going to be 51!! SURE YEAH...younger than both of their kids!!
Mother had a fun childhood but it was messed up with a lot of bad choices of men that her mother, my grandmother picked!! She has some very bad memories!! I sometimes wonder how she made it through some of them.
When Mother married Dad she told him that if there was any drinking that she was out of there. Well she was true to her word. Dad only tried once (I am told)!! That was it!! They have now been married for 64 years. I have always thought that she helped to turn things around which helped Ron and i have good homes with good off spring...her grandchildren.
People can make a bad situation turn around if they just are determined to do so!! I have always been grateful that my life has turned out so well because of things that she did to stop drinking and abuse in her marriage!!
Now they are both having to live each day not knowing what will happen in the next minute. Something that all of us in time will have to do!! Dad is fine some days and then other days he gets all mixed up and thinks that she is me!! Each day is a new surprise for her. Not a great way to live but all those 64 years ago when they made that promise of "for better or for worse" they are both still keeping that promise!!
Happy birthday to Mother today!! HOPE you have a GREAT and WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!
LOVE FLIP FLOP!!
Thought for the day: " You cannot change what you cannot admit!"