Happy Birthday in Heaven…

My cousin reminded me of this story on Facebook because it was Aunt’s birthday yesterday. Thought it would be important to share it once again.


I was talking to my Mom today and she told me a story about her sister Dolores. Today is Aunt Dolores’s birthday. Birthdays were very important to Aunt. We have close to 100 family members in our family and her goal in her life was to remember every last one of them.

Mom reminded me this morning that her and Aunt talked every day on the phone their entire life.  In fact Mom said, even now when your Aunt is in heaven, I reach for the phone to share a story like we used to everyday of our life.

Happy Birthday in heaven dear sister Dolores, Mom said this morning with tears in her voice.

Mom, Grandma, Aunt

This story reminds me how important it is to appreciate, validate and love those important to you everyday. I found this poem today as I was reflecting on my conversation with Mom and her memory…

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