Today would of been my mother's 70th birthday had she lived. But in 1970 my beautiful loving caring mother was taken from me and my other siblings to Cancer. My mother found out she had cervical cancer while she was pregnant with my youngest brother. The doctor's told her she would have a better chance of cervival if she terminated her pregnancy and started treatment right away. My mother refused to terminate the life that was growing inside her. I remember hearing her tell my Dad, they were blessed with this baby and she could not ever kill him or her. My Dad loved my mom more then anything in the world and he stood by her decision. My brother was born in September of 1969. My Mom was home with us for just about a week after giving birth to the baby, then she left and was admitted into the hospital to begin treatments. Chemo, radiation, being injected with dye. It was too late for her. In just 11 months she went from over 200 pounds down to about 60 pounds. And on August 27, 1970 my mom took her last breathe and went to heaven. She died alone in the hospital room of Hahnamann Hospital here in Philadelphia. This is the same hospital where I received my surgery to have the tumors removed from my neck. When my Mom passed away she left behind a loving husband (Norman) and 6 children, Cindy 9, Lucy 7, Harry 6, Eddie 4, Helen 2 and Paul 11mos. There is not a day that goes by that I wish she was here on earth with us. I know it has been 37 years since she passed away and I was only 9yrs old. But I remember her. I remember her voice, her smell, she loved Lilac's and always smelled like a big bouquet of Lilac flowers. I remember her smile, and her long auburn hair. Mom, I love you and I miss you so much. I would give my right arm right now to have you sitting here next to me holding me in your arms like you did when I was a child. I miss the hot bowls of tomato soup and the crispy grilled cheese sandwiches you would fix for our lunch on cold winter days. I remember the homemade donuts you made for us when we were young, some with chocolate iciing and some with vanilla, and I remember those yummy pancakes on sunday mornings made with apples and cinnamon. But most of all Mom, I remember how much you loved us andhow much we loved you. So on this day December 26, 2007 I wish you a very happy birthday and send you lots of hugs and kisses from me.
I LOVE YOU MOM...................CINDY