With my birthday quickly approaching, I was reminded of the things that Mom used to do to celebrate my birthday. She always tried to make it special for me. I do recall her telling me that on my birthday she also got a present because if it were not for her, I wouldn't be here and she did all the hard work. In my high school years, it seemed that Mom's go to was a taco salad recipe that could stretch quite a ways and didn't cost us quite so much. Oh what I wouldn't give to sit down and have some of Mom's taco salad. I sometimes make it myself, but it's never quite the same as hers. I also remember a chocolate chip cake with a whipped cream frosting that was super tasty.
This is my first birthday without Mom and, while I know that the years still come, this one is a little difficult being the first. For me, this journey is one step at a time and being thankful that God is with me on this journey to guide my steps.