May 26, (year confidential)

Today… on this day… during an undisclosed year… my best friend in the whole wide world was born!

She’s the first person I run to (or skype to, I should re-phrase) when I need ANYTHING: love, comfort, advise, stress release, family news, encouragement, and to just plain talk.

She’s MY MOM!

She wasn’t always my best friend, in fact, we’ve had our ups and down (enter teenage years); but when I finally grew up and realized what a jewel I had in my midst it all changed.  Now we love spending time together (when I’m home on furlough) doing mother-daughter things and also friend-friend things.

This past home visit my mom lost her mom.  Though it was extremely difficult for all of us, and I was also losing my grandma, I think the hardest part of it for me was seeing my mom lose her mom.  She is the only girl with 4 brothers, and I know she had a very close relationship with her mom, just like I have with her.  My mom and my grandma share so many amazing qualities, but most importantly they are STRONG WOMEN OF GOD and they love they families with the same love that God loves us: UNCONDITIONALLY.

One day I pray and hope that I will be a mom too, and when that day comes I want to be a mom just like mine. I want to instill in my children all the morals and values that she imparted in us.  I want to make her proud to be not only my mom, but my best friend.

I LOVE YOU MOM!!! Though I’m not there to see you blow out your (undisclosed number) of candles, you know that I’m sending you a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY hug your way….

our favorite pastime when I was a child 🙂

Christmas w/my mom and sisters

Show my mom some birthday love today….. 🙂

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About Maureen Hochdorf

Writer. Editor. High Techi. Non-Profit Founder. Traveler. Sports Lover. Star Wars Fanatic. Tel Aviver. Michigander.... View all posts by Maureen Hochdorf

5 responses to “May 26, (year confidential)

  • Joseph DuLaney

    You know I have friends that can decipher the photo and get us a year 😉 Just kidding…

    I knew I liked your Mom…she has a May Birthday!!! Happy Birthday Mom…us May Birthday people got to stick together!

  • Mom

    Joseph, May is a good month for a birthday. I was hoping for sunshine today but we’re in a very rainy weather pattern right now. Lots of rain the past 2 days. But a better forecast for the weekend and we love the sunshine on the weekends, especially for a holiday.
    Maureen, Thanks so much for your loving, kind words. My birthday wish and prayer for this year is that we can take a trip to Israel to visit our lovely, first born daughter!

  • mandythompson

    Oh my gosh Mo this is the sweetest. And, also, isn’t it mid-June now? knock knock… Anybody home?

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