Maria Von Trapp, the 12th Dalai Lama and my Mom

It’s General Douglas MacArthur’s birthday too, but his name didn’t fit in the title.  This is for my mom, who taught me to write grateful lists . . .

Happy Birthday, Mom. I made your favorite cake for the kids. Blue icing just like the one I made you when I was seven.

5 Comments to Maria Von Trapp, the 12th Dalai Lama and my Mom

  1. Chris Radford says:


  2. Marilyn says:

    No words needed, just raise our hands in gratitude! Thanks Michelle, I too had a mom who empowered me the great blessing of being grateful. I am going to make you mom’s Russian tea recipe!!!

  3. Margit Mayberry says:

    I remember your mom’s fun last birthday – we had hats and cake and were silly, even tho it was near the end…
    thank God for wonderful mothers – yours, mine and so many others….

    • Michelle says:

      And I remember how happy you made her by giving her a party. Never do I forget your incredible generosity and kindness to our family during those difficult days.