I'd like to use this public platform to wish my mom a wonderful birthday today. She has always been a great source of comfort for me and a true joy in my life. I could make this a gushy posting about what an amazing woman she is but I figured I'd go with the route of fun.
My mom has attended rock concerts with me, joined me on cruises to Mexico, and giggled with me at REALLY inappropriate comments (usually said by me). We have undertaken and excelled at shopping sprees. We've giggled uncontrollably at mistaken identities (she almost mugged a guy at a casino) and drooled over gorgeous male celebrities.
If you don't know my mom you should. Your life will be better for it.
Mom, happy birthday! You are a fantastic mother and friend. Thanks for putting up with me and not selling me back to the orphanage like you said you were going to do when I was 9 (however, I wouldn't have blamed you with the way I acted). I hope you have many more birthdays and continue to share with me all of the things in life that are hilarious, adventurous, and worthwhile.