Tonight was curriculum night at school for Lily (grade 4). One of her projects she shared with us was her diary of the Oregon Trail. In one section, she had to choose three things she would bring from home if she went on the Oregon Trail. The first item on her list: A picture of my grandmother. Her words: “I am bringing a picture of my grandmother because I always want to remember her face. She was a strong and beautiful woman who died of breast cancer.” This really touched me today because as people who are also friends with Sue already know, today is my mom’s birthday; she would have turned 70 today. She was beautiful and strong and I’m glad to know that is how her grandchildren remember her. She would have loved that. Happy Birthday, mom.