|Her cake. It was much larger that the picture appears|
Well, she made it! Mom hit the big 9 0. When her cancer returned 9 months ago they gave her 6. I remember saying to myself that I would continue on as if she would take one day at a time. I continued with that theme letting her know where our Thanksgiving day would be and her comment was "I won't be around by then". She made that holiday and the one after that again stating she would be "gone by then".
Her goal was to make it to her 90th birthday. There were tons of cards, flowers and well wishes. She had a marvelous time with all her friends and family enjoying cake and refreshment.
|Karen (daughter) and Dick (brother) performing for Mom|
This may be her last big "holiday" however she is shooting for Daniel's wedding on July 13th. I wouldn't place any bets on her not making that event. I just told her to put one foot in front of the other and move along. Her best friend, Joyce told her to follow God's message: This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. All I can say is to refer back to my May 30th post. It truly is God's love for us and His grace and love for her that she is still with us.
|Holding up the flashing ring she got as a gag gift from her best friend, Joyce Haha|