Not a Tribute…

Today is my Daughter’s Birthday.

Though she still holds it against me for giving birth so close to Christmas, we’ve had some great B-day celebrations Together… there were pizza parties, slumber parties, dozens of cakes and candles, so many I can’t believe how Old she is!!! I have to keep advancing at a brisk pace just to keep ahead of her!

In 2014, Eric and I put together a surprise party for her!

In 2011, she and I had killer great seats at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for “An Evening with Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin”…can’t find my pictures of Us, but the Show was Great…

It’s been years since I even Attempted a Tribute to Her…and I’m not going to do it now. She knows who she is, and she’s All of That and More…

I actually Like that Melissa and her family live in NYC, but when she first moved there right out of college in 1997, I worried and stewed. I also helped her survive there, but was secretly hoping she’d come back home eventually. Now her home is my home, just as mine is hers… I’m there with her, She’s here with me…As our Beloved Teacher explained it…

“Thomas Wolfe warned in the title of America’s great novel that ‘You Can’t Go Home Again.’ I enjoyed the book but I never agreed with the title. I believe that one can never Leave home. I believe that one carries the shadows, the dreams, the fears and dragons of home under one’s skin, at the extreme corners of one’s eyes and possibly in the gristle of the earlobe.
― Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

Happy Birthday, Melissa!


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