On a completely unrelated sidenote, I want to take the opportunity to wish my mama a wonderful-happy-exciting-satisfying-hopeful-and-amazing birthday!! Today is her birthday and I couldn’t be any more proud of being her daughter. I firmly believe God gave me to my mother because there was no one else in the world who could take care of me—pat my back, kiss my wounds, hug me when I cry—they way she can. I probably wasn’t the easiest kid to raise, but she poured so much into me that I now own a large fraction of her heart.
Mama, I love you…thank you for your selflessness and devotion…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!