Birthday Wishes to My Greatest Supporter: Happy Birthday, Mama Bear
I was so lucky to have made it out from underneath that scaffolding alive.
You are so nice to me. Everything was perfect that night.
Drinking like pirates, without fear that dawn would arrive.
My right hand in your left hand and your left in my right.
May everything stay like this for a long time. Here’s to the friends that we’ve made. To the ones who have stayed by our sides through it all, through the thick of it. Here’s to the comrades we have found, who can turn a day around, and drive the gloom into the ground.
Happy Birthday Mama Bear,
I love you so much! Any expression of gratitude can’t come close to
matching how amazing you have been for my entire life, and especially for what you have done for me in the last year and a half. You flew out to NY on mother’s day 2011, the day of my accident, and haven’t left my side since. One of my first memories after I fell was you taking my hand and explaining to me that the future was going to be anything but stable or predictable, but that you would be my one constant… You would be there, and I could count on seeing you every day. We wheeled through it together, and are now walking through it together.
You vowed to do what it takes to keep me sane after a traumatic brain injury… I don’t know how you could make that vow when I was never sane to begin with. You are mother of the century and are the strongest and most incredible woman I have ever met. You mean the world to me. You brought me into this world, and you have saved my life. I will eternally be trying to make it up to you. Luckily this only forces me to live up to my potential and make you proud. I am so thankful that I have such an amazing mother! Happy Birthday, Mom!
You Loving Son,