I hope you have a wonderful day today. I hear that you are doing very well, and that you are getting your life together very nicely. I am extremely happy for you and wish you the best.
And as long as both of us are still alive, there is always the chance that we can talk things over while enjoying a nice a cup of coffee. Believe me, you and I are much more alike than you would like to admit. Trust me on this one.
(And no, don't tell me that talking things over with your Mom is an impossibility. Life is too short, and nothing is impossible. Trust me on that one too.)
In the meantime, enjoy your birthday and keep up the good work.
I love you,