You know that Billy Joel song, "She's got a way"? Somehow Billy perfectly captured my mom in these lyrics:
She's got a smile that heals me / I don't know why it is / But I have to laugh when she reveals me / She's got a way of talkin' / I don't know why it is / But it lifts me up when we are walkin' anywhere / She comes to me when I'm feelin' down / Inspires me without a sound / She's got a light around her / And ev'rywhere she goes / A million dreams of love surround her ev'rywhere
Her love and light lift us all, and through her life I am inspired to live boldly and love generously. So today I celebrate you, mom—happy birthday!!
Photo by Adam Mason.