Happy Birthday, Mom

Your life has taught me about resilience.

candles that spell out happy birthday

My mother was born in March, 1953, in Sucre, Bolivia.

Her name is Carmen.

When she was little, she laughed frequently and was very talkative. During lunch, she’d hold the fork long enough for the house cat to snap her food.

My grandma told me my mom hardly stopped talking. She was curious and imaginative.