I got a birthday package from my mother today.
The contents: Birthday card packed in an envelope taped down with mini stickers and a picture of me.
Front of card: For my daughter on her birthday. I loved teaching you things when you were a little girl. Inside: But did you know how much I was learning from you? (Card goes on for another paragraph about growing into a woman) Signed, "Minah"
Anniversary card that my mother mis-construed as a parental love card. Front: Forever... Inside: That's how long I'll love you. Signed, "mom"
Musical birthday candle.
Three pairs of socks and a handkerchief.
Mosquito repellent incense with holder.
Seeds for alfalfa sprouts and cucumbers.
and a funky cloth purse that she has clearly stolen from an onsen.
I love my mom.