No, it wasn’t my birthday. It was actually my mom’s.
But she still somehow made it about me.
You see, I had school and a baseball game that day. Oh, and Star Trek was having a preview showing at IMAX theaters.
So instead of doing whatever things mom’s usually would like to do on their birthday, she came and watched my game. We lost pretty bad . . . but I think I got a few good hits so she was happy. Then she drove an hour to the nearest IMAX theater so we could see Star Trek. And it looked like she enjoyed it, too.
And to this day, Star Trek remains one of my favorite movies. Partly because it’s a pretty good movie, but also because I can’t dissociate it from all the sacrifices my mom has happily made so I can have things I want.
So, I just want to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM . . . and thank you for everything you’ve done for me.
And if you know her, you should wish her a happy birthday as well.
And here’s a clip of the new Star Trek movie, which I unfortunately will not be able to see with my mom.