Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Beautiful Mom Turns 77

It's April Fools' Day. It's also my mom's birthday. She turned 77 today. I jokingly told her to buy lotto tickets because double 7 is a lucky number. Even without my telling her, she would have and she did.

I feel so lucky to have a mom like Alicia Serapio Gamo. She ... beautiful (I got my beauty genes from her!) but I admit that when she was 16 vs. when I was 16, she was much prettier soooh thoughtful...she remembers what food I like, she buys me clothes and other stuff

...does not mind so much that she is currently my personal maid - she cooks, washes dishes, buys groceries, cleans the condo, etc. for me

...loves me even if I'm not her favorite child (it's our youngest who is her favorite but I don't mind)

...makes sacrifices for me like going out of her way to buy my medicines, put those medicines in medicine boxes, she wakes up in the middle of the night to put Salonpas or hot compress on my back, she gives me pain killers whenever I'm in terrible pain, and so on

...talks about me to her friends and other people who are her regular telephone callers (I'm her favorite topic!)

...moves fast, is well-organized and neat, has common sense, handles money well - all qualities I don't have

...exercises often, dresses up well, does not usually wear bra, knows how to put on make-up and how to fix her hair - vanity personified! (just like me, except for the bra part)

I'm writing all of these things because I know she'll never get to read this. She's computer illiterate.

But one thing for sure...I love my mom and I won't exchange her for any other mother in the world!

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday Mom! Long live, the queen :0


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