When it comes to birthday celebrations, we celebrate with gusto even though the birthday celebrant is absent in body, however, we know the spirit is there. Yesterday, we celebrated Mother’s birthday but today is her official birthday. Weekday is hard to get together due to school and work. Should Mother still be alive, it will be her 93rd year. The most wonderful birthday celebration we did for Mother was when we gave her a surprise one. We rented the church hall and invited her siblings and their children, family friends and anybody who knows Mother. Mother has a big circle of friends and the hall was full. To keep this as a big secret was a challenge but we succeeded. Or maybe, Mother was just playing along so that we don’t get disappointed. Well, it doesn’t matter, it was fun. What I remembered the most was this part. The grandchildren all came out bearing a rose to present to Mother. Mother loves roses. There must have been 14 little feet marching towards Mother. It was delight to see how happy Mother seeing her precious grandchildren with a rose on hand. Good times, good times. I treasure this memory. Apparently, we gave Mother a trophy. This part, slipped away from my memory. Thanks to my niece, Nicole who remembers it and she has the trophy. Ta-dah, here is Mother’s Trophy. She celebrated her 70th year.