Today begins my Birthday Week! I do love my birthday. Having an early Spring birthday always gives me a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. This year I feel that all the more with the marathon just 14 days away!
Today would have also been my mom's birthday. I was due on April 6th, but born four days later – no matter what I was always going to be a birthday present. Not so much the labor to get me here...but you know. My mom and I shared many a birthday dinner at the Windlass (a restaurant on my lake – Lake Hopatcong), but she always managed to take the attention off of her and place it on me. I really wish I could give her heaps of attention today.
Spring makes me think of my mom always – her birthday, my birthday and my annual trip to the lake to plant the flowers she no longer is here to plant. Joni Mitchell also makes me think of my mom, and so here is a my favorite (and one of my mom's favorite) Joni songs.
Happy Birthday, my mom!