{a favorite photo of my mom & me back in the day}

dear mom,

happy happy birthday!!! thank you for being such a wonderful and loving mother to me my whole life. i've never questioned or doubted how much you care about me. thank you for teaching me it's okay to be different and to always be strong in my beliefs. thank you for teaching me it's good to be able to laugh at yourself. and thank you for teaching me that life is to be enjoyed.

i couldn't think of anyone more fun to dance to the rolling stones with, watch chick flicks with, eat weirdly healthy foods with, or bargain shop with. love you lots and hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you!