This post is coming a little late in the day, but I couldn't let the 23rd of July pass without celebrating the best mom on the planet. She's been on Earth for 60 years and I've been lucky enough to share 32 and 1/2 with her... plus 9 months of getting to know her voice in the womb. You moms out there know how your baby recognizes your voice and amidst all the chaos of labor and delivery, they turn and find you when you speak. How lucky I am that she is that person for me. I love her and I love her more now that I am a mom too.
Here she is pregnant with me and if you look real close, her shirt says, "I am having a boy." Oops! Sorry to disappoint. I just looked like a boy instead.
How cool is it that my mom was a zookeeper. All the animals loved her as much as us. A hippo even saved her life. You can't make this stuff up.
She was born Iris Lillie, but I call her mom and now she goes by Nomee... which I think is the sweetest name of all. She picked it, because she really wanted her grandchildren to "know me". Don't worry mom. They will and they will be better because of it. I love you. Happy Birthday!
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