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Not a day goes by that I don’t think of my mom.  I used to take her everywhere with me, even when I needed to carry her wheelchair or walker in the back of my car when going to a mall.  She loved going to IHOP with me and boy did she love their coffee.   She loved when it was someone’s birthday, the waitresses/waiters would all get together and clap and sing.  Yes, she would sing right along with them while clapping her hands.  There is a pond near the IHOP in Fredericksburg that was always occupied with many geese.  Yes, she loved the geese and I took her there often.  Speaking of coffee, she also liked McDonald’s coffee and their Egg McMuffin meal.  Yes we went there also.  My hubby and I even took her on vacation with us to South Carolina in 2006, because we didn’t want to leave her alone.  My mom would always bend down to pick up a penny off the ground when she spotted one saying, “oh this is good luck”.  When she couldn’t bend down anymore, yes, I’d bend down and pick it up for her.  That is a very special memory to me.  Now whenever I see a penny, I too pick it up and consider that a “God wink”.  What I wouldn’t give to have an hour with my mom to visit our favorite spots together, to tell her how much I love her and miss her, to tell her she became a great-nanny again and show her pictures of Keira. I would give her a big hug and never let go!