What we take and what we leave all depends on what we give.
She will celebrate her birthday to the enth degree today. No doubt about it. She will fully expect a greeting, a cake and a wish from everyone she encounters today. If she were a different person I would think it was ridiculous, but from her it's not so much. She would give you her house, her car and everything in her closet if she felt like you needed it. If all she expects in return is a card, some sugar and a smile then good for her.
On the 13th anniversary of her 50th birthday ; ) I want to wish my Mama a very Happy Birthday. What you get will NEVER match what you give. You deserve every moment of happy today. I Love You