Here are some photos of the time with my mom. Because of all the emotional work I've been doing lately (here is one example), I felt much more freedom and peace in being with my mom than ever before. It was a true blessing.
She had a good day, and she really enjoyed her cake and her presents. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that, in addition to her birthday presents, I gave her a copy of my book. She didn't remember anything about it. She looked amazed when she saw her daughter's name listed as a writer (and later when we went back to her room, she couldn't wait to show it to her roommate).
Here are a few photos. The guy in the second one is my younger brother Bob. He's single and lives in the same town as her, and he has taken the primary responsibility for looking after her.