Happy Birthday, Mom

It’s my Mother’s birthday today.  I’ll leave it to her to share how young she is and how she wasn’t much more than a child when my sorry old butt was born. 

She still works in the yard, and while she doesn’t keep as good house as she did when I was a kid, she also doesn’t have two young helpers there all the time anymore, and it’s not fashionable to keep that kind of house anymore.  She has beautiful flowerbeds, based around her collection of daylilies and got Rob and I started on our own collection. 

When I compare her to other friends of her age (and my Dad, too for that matter) they’re very active.  Dad is still very involved in church activities and he and my Mom keep young by doing afternoon child care for my third grade niece.  They still care for themselves and keep up enough with technology that they have as nice of a TV as we do (and can use it, which I can’t) and they email and web search and my Mom facebooks.  And, just this year, they went with my sisters and their families on a cruise to Alaska.  I’m not sure my Mom always sees the blessings and celebrates what she can do. 

But, today, it’s all about celebrating who she is and that she’s still here to celebrate with.  So, here’s to you Mama.  Have a great day. 

Oh, and that raspberry Irish Chain quilt is your gift.  I’m following the longstanding family tradition of being a little bit late.  Sorry.

Everybody have a great day.  I guess I’d say think of your Mother today in celebration of mine.  I think that is a great gift to my Mom, to get a couple hundred people to think of their Mothers on my Mother’s birthday. 

Be well.  Lane


sewandsow said...

Happy Birthday to your mother. I spent the day with my mom yesterday. A trip to the quilt store, lunch, shopping and ice cream to finish off the day. We need to enjoy our mothers while we have them.

Coloradolady said...

Happy Birthday to you mom!! What a beautiful birthday gift, I know she will love it.

Wishing all the health and happiness she can stand this next year and may she enjoy every minute of it!

Moneik said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your mom. Mine has been gone for 2.5 years now and I still celebrate her birthday in my own way, giving to others and doing things she would have done. It's great that your mom stays so active.

Marei said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. I hope she has a wonderful day filled with all the things she enjoys. Too bad she won't have the Raspberry Irish Chain quilt. Just saying..... :)

Kath said...

Happy birthday Mom! hope you had a fabulous day and will go on to celebrate many more with your loving family.
By the way, you did good with Lane, he turned out fine :-)

Piece by Piece said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother. She sounds as if she is a wonderful lady.
Raspberry Irish Chain quilt will be much appreciated, "when" she receives it. LOL
Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if earlier comments went through. I'm happy Lane's mama gave us Lane AND I sure do miss my Mama!


Elizabeth said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Lane's mom! I hope your day was wonderful.

I not only thought of my mom, I spent the day with her and it was so much fun. I have a wonderful mom too.

That raspberry Irish Chain is such a beautiful quilt. I'm glad it is going to someone special.

xo -E