Posts Tagged ‘birthday’

A Birthday Letter to The Momma

September 30, 2012

The Momma and me forty years ago


Today my mom turns eighty-one. I don’t know what I did to deserve such a wonderful mom, but I am humbled and grateful to be blessed so much. With her permission, I am sharing the birthday letter that I wrote to her to thank her for all she’s done for me and to celebrate the beautiful person that she is.


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Dear Mom,

You are such a wonderful mom that it makes me sad. I’m sad for the millions and millions of people in the world who would give anything and everything they have to have grown up with such loving, caring and supportive parents. I fully realize how fortunate I am to not know their grief and their pain.

I am one of the lucky ones who was blessed with all the love a kid could ever need, the love that enabled me to grow up healthy, happy and self-confident. It was this love that (more…)

Happy Birthday, Erin!

June 2, 2010

Erin on her fourth birthday at Chuck E. Cheese

June 2 is a magical day for me. On this day, thirty-one years ago, my daughter Erin popped out into the world. Whatever I am today, whatever I will be, is because she has graced my life with more love and beauty than I ever dreamed possible. Erin is the greatest gift I could ever give to the world, and it is I who have been showered with blessings in return.

One year ago today, I wrote a post about our tradition of writing an annual birthday letter. There are now (more…)

Happy Birthday to Paramahansa Yogananda!

January 5, 2010

Paramahansa Yogananda was born 117 years ago today


I picked up a few things at the grocery store today and made my way to the checkout line. When the clerk announced that my total was $18.93, I thought, That was a very good year.

When I challenged myself to come up with something that happened in 1893, it dawned on me that this was the year in which Paramahansa Yogananda was born. Then it struck me, Wait a minute! Today is January 5! That’s Yogananda’s birthday! How cool is that!

Yep, Yogananda was born on January 5, $18.93! A (more…)