Gary: Have you seen Gracie?
Me: No, I thought you put her outside.
Gary: I think I know where she is...
Gracie: Can't you see I'm depressed? Can a girl have some privacy here?
Me: **LOL** Oh Gracie, you are so cute!
Me: Aww Gracie. Why you so grumpy?
Gracie: Why you so annoying?
And speaking of Grumpy...
Today I remember my Mom who would be celebrating a birthday on this day....
Mom turned 69 on her last birthday here in this world (about 19 years ago). I remember it like it was yesterday. She had just been released from the hospital. She had a lot of health problems.. I won't go into detail now because it would make this post way too long, but as luck would have it... she was getting out on her birthday.
"I don't want a party or anything.." she told me (after I had already got her cake).
Grumpy! (I thought to myself).
"Don't worry... no party..." I told her.
We did have cake when I got her home and a few of my siblings came by. The grandkids were there too. She enjoyed it and I think she was happy for the cake and she always loved time with the family.
Four months later, she was gone... When she left this world, a little girl named Bobbie Jo, left as well. And a stronger, more seasoned adult had to carry on without her one true anchor in this life.
I still have fleeting moments when I want to call Mom and ask her for a recipe, for advice, or to tell her about something silly or a cute thing that one of the grandkids did. I will always miss her. Until we meet again Mom...
Happy Birthday to You!
|My grumpy Mom on her last birthday.|
xoxoxo Love you Mom!
|She really was a sweet lady... |
and loved her grandchildren dearly!
|And she could always take a joke! |
I didn't know one person who did not like her.
She would be impressed at how I photo-shopped the cake icing from the corners of her mouth. LOL!