This beautiful woman holding onto my eldest son (and my hands) is my mother Susie. Mama to me. Today is her birthday and I wish her all the happiness and joy in the world on this day, and always. She will be visiting us next week so we will do our major celebrating then. But I can't let the day pass without extending an extra smoosh of love her way. My sisters and I are the luckiest gals in the world to have a mother as caring, attentive, giving and understanding as her. Our children are even luckier to have her as their Grammy.