Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Mom! Your birthday was always such a special time. I remember how we used to celebrate it every year.

Daddy used to give you special gifts, I remember how your eyes used to shine when you opened them and your sweet smile as you read the note he attached. I remember how you used to like the gifts that we gave to you even though they weren't very nice.

I remember how you liked that cake I baked to surprise you when I was ten. It was a hideous thing with its brownish orange frosting. I had tried to mix the coloring like the instructions said to make a lovely purple but it hadn't worked. But you seemed to think it was one of the prettiest cakes you had ever seen.

I remember when I was 11 I tried to sew a dress for your birthday. The color was pretty but my sewing ability was not, especially since I had to hurry so you don't happen to see it before it was done. You wore that ill fitting dress for a long time and never seemed to mind how dreadful it really looked.

I remember how the boys used to make things in the shop for you and how you had a shelf in the bedroom to display everything they gave to you.

I remember how even after we children started families of our own we still gathered to celebrate your birthday.

I miss you Mom. You were the best Mother a child could ever wish for and I still love you very much.

Happy Birthday!


  1. I'm so glad you have such sweet memories and she sounds like a very special lady. She obviously loved you all greatly. Happy Birthday to your dear mother. I'm sorry she is no longer with you. Hugs to you today, and blessings.

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. I am sorry she is no longer with you, physically but I'm sure she is in spirit. She sounds like a wonderful mother who knew her precious children were her greatest treasures on this earth. God Bless you and all whom she loved and loved her.

  3. what a beautiful tribute! lovely just lovely!

  4. Mothers are so special, whether near or far!

    Blessing to you today!

  5. That was REALLY sweet. She sounds like she was a really good mom - I hope my kids will remember me that way also. Right now they do a lot of eye-rolling, but maybe someday that will pass and they won't think they're quite so superior! :) I'm finally doing it - having my first giveaway. I've already entered you for being a follower. You take care and have sweets thoughts of your mama ~

  6. love the tribute to your mom, aren't moms the best. mine too, is wonderful, thanks for reminding me of that!

  7. That was so sweet! Thank-"GOD,for awesome memories! Natalie,

  8. How touching. What sweet remembrances of your relationship!

  9. My mother passed on to Jesus two years ago but I will never stop missing her touch on my life. I thnk our Lord she will never be lost to me as we were--and are--both Christians.

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  10. Thank you for your visit to my site and your prayers. Though it's not the same emotion you've described here, as I prepare for marriage I feel that bittersweet twinge of knowing my relationship with my mother will change now. It's a blessing to read such lovely memories.


  11. A lovely remembrance of your mother, and sweet memories.

    Thank you for visiting my blog, and leaving a comment. You have a lovely blog, and I will be back to visit often.

  12. How lovely. Your tribute touched my heart and made me miss my own mother,who passed in 2006. I am enjoying reading your blog as an escape.


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