Sunday June 28 will be a very special day for my family; it marks my mom’s 90th birthday. We will be visiting her in the morning. My brother, Rafi, will play the piano and we will serenade her, singing many of her favorite songs. In the evening we will be attending a Mass given in her honor at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in downtown Atlanta. Following Mass, the entire clan will have a celebratory dinner at an Italian restaurant. No one in our family has reached the venerable age of 90, so this is a big occasion for us.
I wanted to post a photo of my mom when she was a tiny baby but her baby pictures are at my brother’s house. Last year, on Mother's Day, I posted one of my favorite photos of her. This one was taken on the day my brother Miguel got married in 1972. I also like this photo; my mom looks so elegant and sophisticated and she's at the home I grew up, surrounded by some of her favorite antique furniture that she loved and enjoyed having.
¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Mami!
Today we have another reason to celebrate: it's my son's 30th birthday. Here's Pablo at four months old on his first visit to Paris.
Bon Anniversaire, Pablo!