OMGGGGGGGG it's really here!
TODAY is my oldest son's 13th birthday! Yay!!
I mean, NOOOOOO!!
How can it be that 13 years have already passed since he was born? I can't even imagine what happens to a parent when his kid gets engaged.... YIKES!!
On one hand, I'm super excited because tonight we're gonna tear the house down at his bar mitzvah partayyyyy!! RIGHT, TZIPPY??!!
On the other hand, I'm feeling like I should go get some dentures or orthotics made.
Well I certainly ain't wearing no orthopedic shoes to this party! I'm gettin' all glamified, glamorized, glitterized, and gluttonized.
What does that even mean??
My mind is so distracted with this disaster of a house, so I'd just like to say the following:
Life. Is. Short.
Seriously. Appreciate every minute. Live every minute. Even during painful times, thank Hashem that you're alive and can spend time with those you love and care about. You can even thank Him for being able to spend time with those you love and hate, because, hey, we all have a spiritual correction to do, right?
Before you know it, poof! Life will be over before we know it and we'll all go back to Never Never Land. G-d what a depressing thought. I'm sorry, I can't help it.
It's a bittersweet moment for me, my son's bar mitzvah.
I can't thank Hashem emough for this tremendously special soul He brought into my life, at a healthy 9.1 pounds and 10 days late 13 years ago. With no epidural. Thank You for the traumatic great birth. At least I didn't have a c-section or suffer any complications, B"H.
I hope the fledgling little Good Inclination that just entered him will be able to sprout and help him turn into a kind, considerate, confident, wicked smart, tzaddik who manages to get through teenagerhood without having driven his mother into one of those fancy hotels reserved for mothers of teenagers who manage to drive them to special hotels that only serve people who have lost their minds.
Because their teenagers drove them crazy.
Yehuda, I love you so much and hope Hashem gives you every blessing in this world and the Next, Amen!!
Your Iraqi Mama whose bark is much louder than her bite. Except when she's hungry.
Oh, and one more thing! Today is a super important day, where we read Parashat HaMann for sustenance! Scroll down for Rav Brody's full explanation and links!