My mother turned 50 yesterday. She will kill me if she finds out that I posted that, however I felt so excited to celebrate this great milestone with her. I thought back to all of the birthdays I have had and I contemplated where and who I will be when I turn 50. I looked at her with admiration for all that she has been through and that she has given me throughout my life. I am thankful that she dedicated so much of hers to raising me and my siblings. Her honor and selflessness always gives me such hope about the true qualities I gained from her. I love her and am blessed to allow my children the privilege of spending time enjoying her laughter, love, hugs and wisdom. I think that maybe as time marches on I will feel better equipped to handle my life the way she has handled hers. Thanks Mother and Happy Birthday.