On Monday my mother celebrated her 56th anniversary and I was looking forward to spend the night with her. Last year I had to travel a few days before her birthday and I couldn’t Skype her for more than 20 minutes so this time I  planned to do something different.

My mother and I have that love and hate relationship that any children that was raised alone, and with their mother needing to be both mother and father, might understand. We’ve been closer for forever, except when I was around 14-16 and I was a little bit of a rebel, but she was there for me when I didn’t have any friends, I didn’t know what to do with my life, when I got my heart broken, when I just needed a shoulder to cry even tough I didn’t wanna talk about it or when I told her I was gay. She continued to love me no matter what.

Now, for the first time in years the whole family went to dinner instead of cooking something special and that was definitely a plus. She could relax the whole day without having to worry about food or if everything was where it supposed to be. She was so happy when she realized the place I had chosen with good italian food, when she received her gifts but I can not wait to see her face when she receives my stepfather’s present. It will blow her mind.

Outfit for the night 🙂

P.S.: I tried to post the picture I took with her but the quality is really shitty.