… is 65 years old now. My parents were on holiday on her actual birthday, so we celebrated with my parents-in-law Saturday evening at a greek restaurant.
The picture above is the first of us together, it was made in August 1971. I had been born in May two months early, and just been released from the hospital. We don’t have pictures from the first three months of my life.
My mother and I may be very different, but we value each other very much. I admire her loyalty and perseverance. In difficult times you need people like her by your side, people who always see the good in everything and stay by your side.
My mother taught me to keep going when life gets hard. And she taught me to take good care of my loved ones – not just going through the motions, but to literally put my heart into it as well. I am not always able to do so, but I am trying.