happy birthday, mama!

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buon compleanno to the
most beautiful
woman i know.
i can only hope to become half as
wonderful, talented and strong as my mother.

(no but seriously, God, can i look like this after 2 children, 15 years later another 2 kids, and 3 grandchildren?)

i love you.

ps- please note her sneaking up on my nephew and me in the next photo. one of my favorites!

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pps-

TODAY IS ALSO MY HOST MOTHER'S BIRTHDAY

(exact same year, too!) i think it's destiny.