The day was the 7th of July, 1977 ... it was a Thursday.
I remember going to school ... I remember that I was in 3rd grade ... I remember there being much talk about the date.
7/7/77 ... it was a pretty special date.
I remember thinking "Wow ... imagine if you had your birthday on a date like that".
I remember finishing my day at school and going home ... well I don't really remember that bit ... but I assume I did.
I remember getting home .. and discovering a higher than normal level of excitement ... with all manner of family goings on ... it WAS someones birthday!
It was my Mum's birthday.
I remember feeling ashamed that I hadn't remembered in the morning ... I remember feeling ashamed that I didn't KNOW what the date of my own Mum's birthday was.
I remember making a promise to myself ... and my Mum ... that I would never, ever again forget her birthday.
Happy Birthday Mum ... miss you every single day ... but even more on your birthday.