Today is my mother's birthday and if she was still alive she'd be 88 years old. A day does not go by without thinking about her. My mother loved flowers especially roses and calla lilies, she grew both plus veggies and herbs. So today is a day of remembering all the things I loved about her and all the wonderful things she did for me as I grew up. So when I see roses, it usually puts a smile on my face and think of her. "Happy birthday Mom".