On Saturday we sang happy birthday to Mom... after a festive dinner of sweet potato fries, burgers made from veggies, more fries, and a single shared vanilla shake with sprinkles on top...between laughter, photos and stories...before delighting in cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery (carrot for Mom)... a surprise. 

She is quite special, too much so to even write here, that she really should be celebrated every single day.

About a week ago I was doing an interview for a volunteer position I'm interested in. As part of the interview I was asked about my childhood and parents. When I started talking about my Mom I got teary eyed and quiet, and simply had to explain to the interviewer how truly wonderful, dedicated and loving she is. How she genuinely cares and listens. How she calls just to see if I got through the rain okay. How she knows exactly what I need, even if I say I don't. How just trying to tell about her to someone who doesn't know her swells my heart up with joy, because I know how very lucky I am.

Happy Birthday Mom! xo!

{10.9 to 10.10}


Miz.November said...

Amen to that, darling. I have a mom like that, too. And it truly is a blessing.
*Nothing beats sweet potato fries. Yumm.

Mom said...

Well, now you've done it! You've made me cry!!! How sweet you are, my dear dear daughter. I love you so very much! Thank you for the tender tribute.

Mom said...

Oh, and by the way - I'm the lucky one! No mom every had sweeter more wonderful daughters than I do!

Candace said...

You are both my idols...thanks for being such a source of inspiration!

Meeling said...

How lovely! You brightened my afternoon with your words. We can all hope to have a mother or be a mother like that.