Today is my late mother’s birthday. Had she been alive, she would have been just short of a century old. For us, the four siblings she was more than a mother because she sacrificed a great deal to see that her children flourished despite a dysfunctional marriage and home.
Wherever she is, I want her to know that for the three surviving children down here, saudade is the emotion today. And, I hope that the missing sibling is playing bridge with her, her brother and sister in law.