My mom was a great lady who gave much of herself to others in the way of service. She was a teacher (elementary school) and a learning specialist for children who had difficulty. She passed away in July of 2005. We miss her greatly.
So when we fund raise for Broadway Cares and the Phyllis Newman Health Initiative for cancer, it means a great deal to me. Both of my parents were subjected to the effects of cancer and both lost their lives to it.
I've seen too often the pain associated with this disease and it's been one of my goals to raise awareness and help in the fight.
Most importantly I wish that my parents were here to see the baby. They would have loved her, how could you not? She was indeed a Pumpkin today... soooo cute with big pudgy cheeks and that orange suit.
Ultimately I know that they are seeing her from wherever they are.
So tonight was indeed special. It was for my mom. And as I ascended the stairs at the end of the show... I could feel both my parents in the "heavens" looking down on me.
Happy Birthday mom and Happy Halloween.