Today is a very special day because my mom reached her 75th birthday. To say she is excited is an understatement. Last night she was telling me that she never thought she would reach such a milestone.
Well, my mom is still here and is the axis of our family unity. I have mentioned before that my dad and mom came to the US in hopes that they would give us a better life that what we could have had in Mexico. It all started as the two of them here, leaving us all behind in Mexico until one by one they brought us all here.
Well, the days of just the two of them are long gone, the family grew, and grew, and grew to what it is today. On any given major occasion there can be as many as a hundred of us, and it is thanks to them that our whole family is united.
My father passed three years ago but I know tonight he'll be with us to celebrate my mom's birthday.
Looking forward, I know my mom will continue on her journey just as God has it planned for her. Hers is a story of success and good examples as to how life should be lived. However we all know how easy it is for her to also be abrasive and how easy it is for her to argue. Oh yes, she will argue until you give in or at least pretend to give in. Her rule number one is probably the one that says "Mom is never wrong".
So I invite you to join me to congratulate her and to wish her a very happy 75th birthday.
When they all say I'm your favorite
It fills my heart with such joy
And my face displays a big grin
That they all fear it'll explode.
Who am I to be so lucky?
Why you never tell me, no.?
What has bonded us together
I don't really want to know
All I know is that in this life
I better enjoy you now
I won't leave it for tomorrow
Cause tomorrow may not come
Yes today I count my blessings
And I thank our God above
For you reached another birthday
His present for us no doubt
75 years ago
In a little country town
You started your wonderful journey
What a great life you've had
You have tought us to be noble
You have tought us to be wise
I don't know why we don't listen
But I promise I will try
Today I thank you for bringing me
Into this wonderful world
That allows me one more time
To tell you Happy Birthday dear Mom
Happy birthday mom, I love you with all my heart and soul.