I got to talk with mom on her birthday. I was so happy to be able to wish her another Happy Birthday – especially knowing that mom is doing SO much better for this 77th birthday than last year at this time and trying to celebrate 76.
Mom reported that she was spending a quiet day after all of the “on-the-go” holiday running around. She told me all about the little things her friends have been dropping off and all of the cards people have been sending. Though my gift did not get to her in time for her birthday, mom was thankful when the warm fuzzy goodies arrived.
Of course, we spent time talking about the Packers and how great their season shaped up. We’re both looking forward to cheering them on during the playoff games (and hopefully beyond that).
As I watch the Packer season come to a close, I am yet again reminded of where we all were last year at this time. Never in a million years did I think that mom would still be here (and doing as well as she is), yet alone make it through another entire Packer season. I am relatively certain that last year’s final Packer games are not easy for mom to remember.
I am so glad she is still of sound mind and able to really enjoy this one. I hope they go all the way – for mom!
Go Pack Go!
“Go Pack Go!” song by 2 members of the Madison band Garbage(Butch Vig and Duke Erikson) with another guy Chad Zaemisch. They go by “6 Packers” for this one-off song.