It’s her day today. I can’t give her a gift to unwrap or call her and wish her a Happy Birthday. But, I can share with you and my angels some of the things that made her so special.
She was the Captain of her basketball team in high school. So tall and beautiful and athletic.
I wish I could travel back in time and sit in the crowd and cheer for her. I would give anything. I would be so proud. I would scream so loud that she would look my way. She would do a double take at the blonde girl dressed in futuristic clothes screaming her name. While I’m imagining things, I might as well imagine myself in Jimmy Choo shoes as well.
“Sandra, you rock! WUU! WUU! WUU!” "You like my shoes?"
She would look my way and smile and then continue kicking ass.
That’s how I imagine it anyway.
Then, I would get in my DeLorean and program the time and date to this moment. I had to be 3…around Jesse’s age. We were at Disney World. We were on Tom Sawyer Island.
I would approach her. I would comment on what a beautiful child she has (just to get her attention). I would tell her she looks just like her. She will say, “Thanks, nobody ever tells me that.” And I will say, “Trust me, she does. Everything but the hair. You know, one day she will look at her reflection in the mirror just to remember your face.” I will hug her and tell her how lucky that little girl is to have her. I will start to cry and find it really hard to let go. I will also ask her if she is pregnant. Then, she will call security on me.
I will run (in my Jimmy Choos) back to my DeLorean (after grabbing one of those Mickey Mouse ice creams, perhaps getting some of those monogrammed Mickey Mouse ears, and riding Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean.)
I really like this DeLorean. I really like to imagine flying in it. It has been really awesome visiting Mama and pretending I have Jimmy Choos. I just need to somehow generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need to do this again.
Marty McFly: Wait a minute, Doc. Ah...Are you telling me that you built a time machine...out of a DeLorean?
Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you're gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style.
I love how you can Google “Back to the Future quotes” and all this is just right at your fingertips.
I love that Mama saw and loved this movie too and would totally get this entire post. She would laugh at me.
I love that I didn’t plan for this post to go this way and it did.
Oh my, I really am a nerd. What is wrong with me? My love is going to give me hell.
And on a serious note…February 4, 1950 was the day she came into this world and made it wonderful. She left us 50 years later. All that knew her miss her.
Why do I have this overwhelming feeling right now that she’s looking over my shoulder? Ok Mama. She was intelligent and beautiful and funny and the best Mama ever. That good? OK. Love you too.
You really were and the kids will know.