Today is my mother’s birthday, although she died in May of 2011, I still miss her. I love her and I choose to remember her here. I’ve included two pictures of her with this post. They date from before I was born. She was young back then, but still lived a long and fruitful life. She is dressed as a pilot and later took off in this biplane, as a passenger. I chose these two photos, because they epitomize her adventurous spirit. She never turned away from a challenge or backed away from a fight. She always faced life with courage. Happy Birthday! I love you!