GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Monday, March 18, 2013

Where's Gracie and Happy Birthday Mom!

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!


 Gracie:  I'll show you cute woman!  Now can I have a moment here...  


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!