Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday! She is a woman I love and admire. My mom is one of the strongest women I've ever met. She has been thru alot in her life, but she stands strong and moves on. She has walked thru my dad's health issues over the years and has provided a great support system for him.

My mom chose to be home with my brother and I growing up. This was not an easy task, as my dad travelled alot and there wasn't much money. I know she must have done without alot and yet...she sacrificed for us.

She is still sacrificing for us. My mom is my go-to babysitter when my kids are sick and I need help. She is my advice-giver when I struggle with a decision. She will cancel her plans to meet the needs of her family. She is a lover of people and sometimes has to be the "tough love" that people need. This is a good thing!

My mom instilled in me (on purpose) to be an independent, strong woman. She didn't want me dependent on her and my dad or anyone else to make it thru life. She did a good job.

My mom is also my friend - we love to shop together, decorate, and sew (well, she sews, I buy the fabric!) I'm so thankful that God chose her to be my mom!

Mom is a "nana" to 6 wonderful grandkids whom she would do anything for. She always has all the kids favorite foods and special dietary restrictions covered when we visit. She does crafts and projects and makes her home a welcoming place for all.

We all love her.

Have a great day Mom!


Anonymous said...

You write really well. I recognize the lady describe therein. You're pretty incredible, too.


Anonymous said...

Wow, who is this person you describe? Doesn't sound like me, but I will take it as such a compliment coming from a wonderful daughter. You are the great mom, Jen. I would like a do-over sometimes when I reflect on my mistakes. You and Paul turned out so great and I am proud to be your mother. I love you so much! Thanks for making my day! What a great present!Mom

Becky said...

What a great witness you are to how wonderful your mom must be! Not every one gets that in a mom...I'm so glad you did!

rfund said...

wow, so sweet. everything a parent goes through is worth it when our children write and feel this way.....