My mother and I are twenty years apart. She is more my sister than my mother and indeed one of the greatest joys of my life. She is turning sixty later this November, as I will be forty at the end of December. We have an exceptionally close relationship and I talk to her everyday…I know, crazy, but true! She is an incredible woman with unimaginable courage and strength. She has raised me by herself ever since I was two years old. She brought me to America all on her own when she was only thirty-three years of age. She built the American dream, when she embarked on her own fashion retail business. She has taught me precious life values that only a mother could teach a child. She, in my eyes, is as close to perfection as God could make her.
As we say in Romanian, “La Multi Ani, si tot ce-ti doresti!”…translation, Happy Birthday and may all your dreams come true! You are the best mommy any kid could wish for and I thank you for choosing me as your daughter.