Friday, March 4, 2011

it's her birthday!

Today is a special day...
it's my mama's birthday.
Happy Birthday Mom!!!
I love you so very much!

A few things about my mom:
  • She's an amazing writer....especially when it comes to whipping out poems at the last minute
  • She loves her children and grandchildren immensely
  • She will drop anything and everything to care for the needs of others
  • She moved 11 times growing up (before she married my dad)...all in the South
  • She has taught elementary school for 20+ years...I have never seen a more patient and experienced teacher with her first and third graders. She loves her kids and they love her. She has taught in both the public and private school associations.
  • She is a good dancer.
  • She was very shy growing up
  • You will find her working on props backstage rather than sitting front and center
  • I got my love of books from her
  • She is an amazing cook
  • She is a middle child and is very close to both sisters
  • She is a Southern lady.
  • Though her journey has been hard, she has always stayed strong in her faith
  • She sings alto...and is good

a few more things to know:
  • She is the strongest woman I have ever known
  • She and I could never share shoes because my feet were always larger than hers once I got in Jr High (she wears a 7)
  • She reads her Bible daily over a cup of coffee first thing in the morning
  • She loves spending time with family
  • She has a love for music
  • If she had to choose between shopping for clothes, jewelry or shoes she would choose shoes!
  • She has always supported my brother in me in our decisions, ideas, etc.
  • She gives very wise advice
  • The clothes in her closet are a lot more fashionable than the clothes in mine :)
  • I talk to my mom on the phone every day

Mama, I hope that you have a wonderful day, week, month and year. I pray that it is filled with many sweet blessings and memories. You are such an inspiration to me and I love you so much! Thank you for being the mother and friend that you are to me. (and the Rassie to our kiddos!)



Ali said...

Your mom sounds a lot like mine, absolutely fabulous & I see where you get your good looks from! You're both beautiful!

Becky Chalet said...

Please greet your Mom a happy b-day from me. You're a great Mom to the two boys because you got one like her. God bless.

Marsha Goodwin said...

Such a sweet tribute to your mom..My mom turns 80 today...Aren't we blessed to have our moms?...Love you all

Anonymous said...

great Mom and a wonderful daughter following in those footsteps. proud to call you both friends. loved your pics. beautiful family.

valerie said...

Awwww!! How sweet!! I miss being with both of my wonderful sisters! I hope Terry had a great birthday! Nothing could've made it better than this tribute! I love the mention of her closet! I believe she inherited her classy sense of style from Aunt Polly!