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