Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mama!

It's my mother's birthday today. I am so amazed. The biggest female influence in my life, the woman who give birth to me, raised me, nagged me to be a better person is now celebrating her ____th birthday. She remains as lovely as ever.

I still do not know what to give her for her birthday. She has better taste than me and I really do not have a big budget. I mean, I would buy gold for her if I could afford it, but I would have to save up for months in order to be able to set aside enough money, what with so many different expenses that we cannot give up right now, like my son's tuition expenses! (I'd still shop for the gold, since it's a great investment option either for me and also for her, and with online merchants like the US Gold Bureau, it's so much easier to buy...but I won't be able to buy it right now -- maybe in a few months' time.)

But I know that whatever I give her, she will (hopefully) still be happy that we thought about her.

I know we've had a lot of differences in opinion and some quarrels. But there is no other person in the world that loves me the way she loves me, even if she's not showy about it. And while I may seem like a pasaway daughter some of the time, deep in my heart, she is always the mom that I admire and love with all my heart.

Happy birthday, Mama!