Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!


This is my mom when she was young...looks like elementary school, but probably junior high or even high school. She is young-looking for her age. Which stinks when you ARE young, but not so much when you are older.
Isn't she pretty here? And look how my little sister is whining..and my mom is still smiling. That tells you all you need to know about her parenting ability. I never ever remember my mom losing her patience or raising her voice. NEVER!
Here she is with all five of us. We had simple birthdays but always felt really special. We picked out the color of the frosting on our cake, maybe or maybe not had a friend over, and couldn't wait to run down in the morning and find a perfect pile of presents on the stairs. She stayed sane and nice, and we had the happy day. Hey, that makes sense!
Jump forward tons of years. Here's my mom and I at my wedding. I look like I'm ready to faint, because I almost am. (But thank you Lord, I don't.) My mom and I went shopping for her mother-of-the-bride dress. I MADE her buy that outfit. She said, "I don't have the legs for a short skirt. I'm too old." I said, "Mom, buy it. If you don't have the legs for a short skirt, then who does?"
Here's a picture from the reception later that day. My mom with my two sisters. 
Many years later, here she is with my fifth, her 7th grandchild. Look at his face. Is that a perfect kind of "getting kissed by grandma face?" He looks like he has that fuzzy sleepy feeling of total relaxation.


Happy Birthday Mom!

11 comments :

  1. She sounds like a great mom...having never heard her raise her voice is wonderful...something to strive for.

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  2. What a wonderful mom. I definitely see the resemblence from your photo. She looks fantastic in every picture. And on another level sounds like she has great qualities.

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  3. What great pictures! I can also definately tell she is your mom by the pictures :) Happy Birthday to her!

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  4. She is so pretty! And you look just like her.

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  5. Yes happy birthday! We miss you guys!
    Yes she is very pretty...and you look just like her Sarah! :)
    Have a great tim eon the beach

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  6. Happy Birthday to your Mom! She is beautiful!

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  7. Happy Birthday to your mom! (And I wouldn't dance to a Prince song, either.) :)

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  8. Happy Birthday to your wonderful mom! The early photo shows a resemblance between her and Abbey! Both beautiful. She was always so calm, wish I could be that way.

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  9. I WANT THAT BATHING SUIT!!

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  10. Very, VERY SWEET! I know I've mentioned it, but your mom and your daughter ... big time resemblance.

    My Mom was super duper skinny at that time in her life too ... what's up with that?

    Happy Birthday to your wonderful sounding mother. Enjoy that trip to FL too!

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