One of the neat things about my childhood was that my Mom's birthday often fell on Father's day.
That happened again this year, but with both of my parents gone it's just not as cool as it used to be.
My mom died in 1988, and my dad died 10 years later, both at way too early of an age.
Last Fall, on the 5th anniversary of my dad's death, I wrote a pretty lengthy entry about it.
I was planning to do the same thing this year, on June 20th, to say some nice things about my mom.
It's just too much.
I'll get to it eventually, but the thought of digging through memories that are over 15 years old just doesn't appeal to me right now.
I know Mom would understand. The last thing she'd want would be to have me sitting here at my computer getting sadder and sadder while dredging up all those old memories.
Thanks for understanding, Mom. And Happy Birthday.