09 July 2010

today.

today is my mum's birthday. life has been intense for her lately, but she has been weathering heartache with grace, and she is seventeen sorts of wonderful, and so today i celebrate her.

shortcake and jam.

if you were here, mom, we would bake fat shortcakes in the shape of hearts, and slice up strawberries and build towers of whipped cream. and when the strawberry part ran out, as it seems inclined to do, we'd smother on jam instead and toast each other with jam-sticky smiles and it would be every bit as good.

merriest birthday to you, mom.

7 comments:

emily wierenga said...

you are a beautiful daughter.

Kimberly said...

I hope my girls grow up to be like you. Truly.

linda said...

How sweet you are. You have one lucky mom.

patty said...

beautiful.
happy birthday to her.

JoAnn said...

Sweet in so many ways. Delightful AND delicious.

Organizing Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Mom of 60 piggies... Isn't it wonderful to have a mom to celebrate?

Organizing Mommy said...

Happy Birthday Mom of 60 piggies... Isn't it wonderful to have a mom to celebrate?