It's my mother's birthday today.  Marge Holliday is her name.  As you might imagine if you've listened to my show for any length of time, she has had to put up with a lot. You should also know that she's very German. And, I mean that in the best possible way. Although I will blame her DNA for at least part of my ultra-stubborn nature. That's not exactly what you'll see on the inside of a Hallmark card, but it's the truth.

Marge Holliday with granddaughter Grace

It's also the truth that she has always been there for me.  And, I wasn't a normal child and have not turned into a normal adult.  I've made just about every mistake that is possible for a human being to make and she has stood by me every step of the way.

Marge Holliday and grandson Elijah

My dad was a postal worker for many many years.  He passed away last June from cancer, but my mom was tough through it all.  She had her own health issues to deal with but never let it show.

Happy birthday, mom...hopefully your birthday today is good.  I'll try not to goof up today.  The key word is "try".  Thanks for being there if I'm once again not successful in that attempt.