Saturday, April 16, 2011
The main reason that I am who I am today is because of my Mom. She was a single parent raising 4 kids in Spanish Harlem. I am the youngest, 11 years younger than my oldest sibling to be exact and 9 from my sibling before me. So you can say that I was an "accident". She did the best she could on her own. We had a Catholic school education till high school. I remember going to Disney every year till I was in my teens, then going on trips to the Caribbean. My friends always envied me because I had an easy going mom. She trusted me enough to make the right decisions in life, but believe me if I messed up she let us have it.
This week she celebrated her 70th birthday. We had a surprise lunch for her today. Even though one of my siblings lives in Florida and couldn't be here to celebrate with us, my mom was happy. She's happiest when she's around her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. It was really a great day.
I want to thank you Mom. For always being there for me and my family. For allowing me to make mistakes & learn from them. For showing me what true, unconditional love is. For giving my son a loving environment & a grandmother he adores. Thank you for simply being the best.