09 January 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is my late mommy's birthday. She would have been 64 years old. If she were alive today, we'd be having pancit to celebrate and I'd be ribbing her about how she's just one year away from mandatory retirement and Medicare. The older I get the more I'm realizing that I'm turning into her. And I'm actually pretty proud of that. My mama was a brave lady, the bravest I've ever known. Sometimes I still can't believe she's gone.

Happy birthday, mom. I miss you so much.


mamazilla said...

many years ago, after my best friend passed away, i told a new friend of mine about her... some bright happy memories... and she said, "thanks for introducing me to her". it was the nicest thing i'd heard in a while and reminded me of all the people who would never get the chance to meet such a wonderful and unique spirit.

so, thanks for introducing me to you mom, karmela. warmest and sincerest sympathies too...

Hazel Designs said...

Happy birthday, mom. We love you!

Mom2Amara said...

Your mom was a phenomenal Pinay. I am honored to have known her.

Happy birthday, Auntie K.

Anonymous said...

She would have been proud of you and Tong and the kiddies.

This is a great picture - this is the way I remember her (Tong look alike). . .Happy Birthday Tita K.
- Yang-Yang