This has been a stretch of days with nothing to do but think. April 29th would have been my mothers 100th birthday. Happy Birthday Mom. May 9th marks the 12th year of her passing. May 10th would have been my brother's 72nd birthday. Happy Birthday Sandy. May 13th will be the 12th year I celebrate Mother's Day without a mother. Ma (I always called her Ma and she probably would have preferred Mother) always told the story of the children in church on mothers' day. Some had pink carnations and some had white. The white carnations meant their mother was deceased and the pink meant she was alive. My mother always said she felt so bad for the kids with the white carnations and now, I'm that kid. Happy Mothers' Day Ma....love you a lot and miss you. Say hi to everyone up there for me ... hope you are having a great time with all of them.