happy birthday mudsy. i drove home from your birthday dinner today and thought about you. i thought about your gentle influence, your spiritual strength and wisdom. i feel so blessed to have you for a mom. thanks for choosing this, choosing us. thank you for all the good bits of you i got to inherit, like creativity, and the ability to see the other side of a story. thank you for planting so many good seeds inside of me. i hope i can honour your great work as the mother of our family by the life i live. i love you mom.