Today is Mom’s birthday and we will celebrate this evening with dinner and cake with my parents at our house. The fact we live so close to one another is really nice on these special days.
I am blessed to still have my mother and cherish her each day. I have several friends who have lost their mothers. I can only imagine how hard that is and my heart goes out to them.
This photo was taken in San Diego at the beach house when I was a little girl. I love everything about it. It is great to see my parents as they were young and just starting out in their parenting. Now they are parents to three, in-laws to three, and grandparents to five.
I cherish my mother and Thank the Lord for her each day. And, since I am a mother, I have come to appreciate her even more. She has taught me so much. She is loving to my son and loves to spend time with him.
For many years, my mother taught and impacted so many young people. She had a gift and still does in reaching kids, and taught many students how to read. While we were growing up, she was a Camp Fire leader and very active and supportive of all three of us.
After retiring a few years ago, she has found plenty to keep her busy. She is the choir director at our church, after serving as interim for a while. She is a lovely singer and director. I had the pleasure of singing with the choir on Sunday and it was a lot of fun!
And, she is working on an update of our family history book. It is absolutely fascinating to read about all that she has found. There are so many treasures. I am helping to edit the book and having a blast!
And, she has been a champion for my brother and sister and I to know and spend lots of time with our extended family — her parents, aunts and uncles, siblings, cousins, and their families. It has meant the world to know all of them.
My mom is:
- Loving and giving
- An amazing and gifted singer
- Passionate about her life
- Fun to be with
- Devoted to her husband
- A loving mother and mother-in-law
- A grandmother who loves to spoil the grandkids
- Generous to those in her life
- A font of genealogy knowledge
- A comfort when I feel sick — even as a grownup
- A dear friend to me
- A model of motherly love
- Someone who loves to spend time with friends and family