Happy Birthday Mom

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
March 12, 2009 11:06am CST
Today would have been your 75th birthday and in one month you will have been gone 5 years. Wish you had taken better care of yourself. It was way too soon. Anyway, I'm thinking of you. Happy birthday Mom.
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
12 Mar 09
aw..My mom has been gone nearly five years as well, although, she didnt have such a life span as your mother, as she was 49 when she passed, but I'm sorry for your loss, and glad you are remembering her and still wishing her a happy birthday! =)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
49 is way too young. My condolences too...
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• United States
12 Mar 09
It's nice of you to think of her today. Will you visit her grave site? I try to visit my at least once a year of my loved ones who have passed. We all wish our loved ones would take better care of themselves unfortuantly they don't always listen til they are in the ER wondering what went wrong? *sigh* ((Hugs))
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
My mother wasn't buried, she was cremated and her ashes were scattered over the ocean. My dad did keep a small urn with some ashes and eventually he wants to plant it in my yard under a tree (which we haven't planted yet) but right now there's nothing to go and visit. Mom is definitely a prime example of somebody who didn't take care of herself!
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• United States
12 Mar 09
You may have to check out the legalities of burying the urn where you are though. My mom doesn't take care of herself either and hasn't in several years. The worst is that I"m an only child and I didn't know anyone who was in their 20's at the time who had to put their mom into a nursing home (still don't know anyone who has). But ya know my mom gave up on life when I was a teenager and her body finally is catching up to her manic depressive mindset.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
actually I don't give a darn about the legalities, some things the government just shouldn't butt into...
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@pickwick (858)
• India
12 Mar 09
Wherever she is I am sure she must be feeling and experiencing the love you have for her.Just praying today that may her soul rest in peace.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
Thanks for that. :-)
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Happy birthday to your mother. I am sorry to hear of your loss but feel lucky you had her for so long. My mother was taken away when i was only 12. I hardly knew her at all. So, anyone has known their mom for a long time into adult hood is very lucky in my eyes. Think of all of the good memories you have of her. I try but it is so hard since iw as young. but i do remember some. She would tell me stories at bedtime. She would make them up. I loved that. She loved poems and loved to draw. She was very artistic, none of which I got. But my son Mikey inherited it. :)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
No child should have a parent taken away that young just like no parent should ever have to lose a child. Yep, I was fortunate to have her as long as I did.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Thanks Dawn it still makes me cry whenever i talk about but I guess i have too Sometimes even now i wish my momma was here to comfort me. As I'm sure you do.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
I do I do...
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@snayak11 (154)
• India
12 Mar 09
ur mom is so special and u must be her most lovable child...
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
The other three might disagree with you. lol
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
12 Mar 09
(((hugs dawn))) Happy birthday Dawn's Mom!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
Thanks!
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
12 Mar 09
So sweet of you to be thinking of ur mom on her birthday. I know I will always think of my mom too whether she is with me or not!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
Me too!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 Mar 09
It's nice that you still acknowledge her birthday Dawn - Happy Birthday Dawn's mom! I still have my mom but she's been in a nursing home in the UK for the past 4 years following a serious stroke. I live in Asutralia and we are hoping to go over there for a visit this year before the inevitable; she will be 89 this April.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
I do hope you get there then and have a great trip.
• United States
12 Mar 09
Hi dawnald, My mother passed when I was 22. She was only 42. In a few months she will be 78. She too was way too young, so I guess we have something in common. I particular missed her last year when I got married. Take care, and Happy Birthday to your Mom
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
Yes that is way too young. I at least had my mother a lot longer. Sorry to hear that and thanks for the birthday wishes!
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
It's sad that your mom's gone already. But thats good you still remember her birthday. For those who have no idea what to give their moms on thier birthday, here's a good site http://www.gifti.us
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