today my mom turned 55. i just can't say enough about how much i love this woman. she rode the tilt-a-whirl with me even though it made her sick, threw michael jackson dance parties in the living room for us kids, taught me the importance of ice cream, and hasn't taken my album out of her car stereo for 6 years.
happy birthday maddy. i'm glad grandma and grandpa got it on 55 years and 9 months ago. (ew.)