In 1994, several month before TheWife and I are to be married, we got a frightening call.Â My mother was rushed to the hospital, she was completely incoherent.
The initial situation turned out to be that she had gone into insulin shock.Â Diabetic?Â Test results said no.Â As it turned out she was diagnosed with
At the time we didn’t know if she was going to make it to see our Wedding Day.Â She did, and has been battling cancer ever since.Â Some 14 years later, numerous operations, and 2-1/2 years of chemotherapy she is still with us.
I think the fact that we didn’t think she would see 70 years old, only made it more special when my sister and I were able to suprise Mom last week with an 80th birthday party.
The party had to be a surprise, because my mom is the type of person that would never allow us to throw a party in her honor.Â As a matter of fact, much like my father, who I did not find out many things about until just before he passed away, there were some things I found out about mom as my sister and I snuck around getting ready for the party, like my mom used to hand make dolls and was presented an award in a doll making contest by Ed Sullivan.
Not that any of this is imporant, because above all, what she has been is a great person, and an even better mom, and I am just happy to have had this opportunity to celebrate this milestone with her.Â I love you mom.