Happy Birthday to my sweet Mom! I think some women get to a certain age where they don't like their age revealed, but I think if you look this great for your age, you (or your daughter in this case) should shout it from the rooftops. FIFTY-FIVE!!!
Go Mom, it's y'birthday.
Not only is she super cute and sweet and thoughtful, but:
-She makes everyone feel happy and good and loved and important.
-She is the best cook in the world. I'm not biased, seriously ask anyone.
-She's the busiest person I've ever met. Between grandma'ing 12 grandkids, always being there for her 6 kids and their spouses, being the Stake Relief Society President, working part-time, keeping up with her house, yard, & garden, and taking random things like voice lessons on the side, I seriously don't know how she has time for it all. Wait actually, I do. Continue reading.
-The woman doesn't sleep. Growing up whenever I had sleepovers my friends would always ask things like, "Why is your Mom making Zucchini bread/pot roast/strawberry jam at 3 AM, doesn't she sleep?" No, she doesn't.
-She's a really great Grandma. She'll either be doing science projects in the kitchen or making mud pies/snail-searching/jumping on the tramp/swimming outside with the grandkids. She's way fun.
-She's the most trusting person and sees the good in everyone. She actually may be too trusting. We sometimes get mad at her for leaving the doors unlocked when my Dad is out of town, or for giving maintenance workers their garage code, or giving rides to strange pedestrians. There's a line, Mom. ;)
- She is really tough. I grew up thinking Moms never got sick, however I had a rude awakening to find out that that wasn't true. The lady doesn't complain.
I could go on and on and on, but words and stories can't even come close to describe how amazing she is. We have a tradition where my Sisters and I all get together and make lunch at her house on her birthday. It's a good time.
(farmer sandwiches, raspberry walnut salad, MFY pies, yum.)
We love you Mom, happy birthday! I'd say I wish I could be one-tenth as great as you one day, but that would be greedy (not to mention unrealistic). I'm lucky enough as it is to have you as my Mom.