Birthday cake

Originally uploaded by melissathegoofy

Every year during most my adult life, my mother has brought me a tiny sheet cake and a mylar balloon for my birthday. It has become one of those cherished traditions and someday when I’m in the home, I’m going to be babbling to some nurse who is in charge of wiping the drool off my chin about how my Mama used to buy me a birthday cake for my birthday—every single birthday.