Happy Birthday Mom

Today my mom turns 63. Well, she would have if she was still here. Five years ago in January, she passed away from lung cancer. I won’t go into the details of the evils of cancer or how in some ways cancer of any kind makes me very angry. However, I will say that no matter what, I miss her. The fact that our birthdays are eight days apart makes it hard, especially this year. She would have been retirement age officially, something she’d have laughed at. Mom would have insisted on going on her Alaskan cruise with Dad, something she always wanted to do. (Personally, I think that’s nuts, but hey, that’s my mom. We have a lot of nuts in the family.)  Continue reading