Today would have been my Mum's 66th birthday. She passed away nearly 5 years ago aged 61 and one month. I often wonder what it would have been like if she had lived - and not had Alzheimer's?
Each year I get older, and my children get older there are so many more things I understand - and so many more things I want to know and understand and would love to ask her. If she had lived then it is most likely that she would not have been able to remember me, let alone answer my questions.
So it is not to be.
Perhaps it is best this way, and I take today to remember her. Look back at old photo's and share her with my children.
It would also have been my parents 46th wedding anniversary. They celebrated their 40th in the year before she died. I know my Dad finds today very hard. Being married on her birthday is something I share with my Mum as I too married on my birthday.
It is also quite the coincidence that the precious little pooch we got 4 years ago, who has wiggled his way into all our hearts, was born on Mum's birthday. It just makes him extra special to us. I know she would have adored our toy poodle Max too!
Happy birthday Mum - and Max!
ps - my children are learning how to groom him - so sometimes he does not quite look like your typical poodle. :)