Wow, it’s already been a year since I wrote this: http://joshpatten.tumblr.com/post/5226815480/happy-birthday-mom
Let me just add:
70) Mom has seemingly been traveling more often than she’s been home this year—to North Carolina to visit her new granddaughter, to Rhode Island to visit her new great-grandson, and to places in between to visit the rest of her kids and grandchildren. She even snuck in a trips to Paris (!) and Israel (!!) this year. Pretty damn cool for somebody turning 70 today.
Happy birthday Mom!