Today is my mom's birthday. She is turning 61, although she doesn't like to admit that to anyone! ;) So happy birthday Mom, Love you. And thank you for everything.
A few little facts about my mom :)
~She is the oldest of 4 kids
~She has been married to my dad for 40 years. They got married young!
~She couldn't have kids of her own, so my brother and I are adopted!
~She is the assistant director at a local crisis ministry.
~She is an awesome cook and makes just about everything from scratch.
~She cares very much about people and is there in hard times.
~She gets her hair colored because she doesn't want to show grey and look older ;)
~She wishes I liked to cook more and wore actual shoes (I love flip flops!!! ;)
~She is a long-time Methodist and Republican woman ;)
~She is a very good friend and very thoughtful of other people.
~She is a hardworker and ALWAYS on the go. seriously.
~She gets up very, very early.
~She is a little bit of a neat freak! ;)
~I am her favorite! (kidding ;)
A few things my mom taught me
~Cooking at home is better, healthier, and cheaper!!
~Hard work will get you far in life
~Always show your husband respect and support
~Don't give up in hard times, it shows your weakness
~Everyone goes through rough times, it will get better
~Always look "nice" for your husband. He will appreciate it.
~Put back money in savings, stuff will always come up when you need it.
~Make time for your friends and family members.
~An occasional card, phone call, or letter will make anyone smile.
~Being a mom is the hardest job you will ever have, but worth it!
And here are some pics of me and mom, or just mom, over the years. Enjoy! :)
After my baptism
At Brooke and Caleb's birthday party
At Caleb's church dedication
In Charleston for my cousin's wedding
On mother's day
She loves playing with her grandkids
Reading a book about grandmas that the kids got her
Showing Caleb how to cook
Cooking us Thanksgiving dinner!
On Brooke's 5th Birthday
Her and dad before my cousin's wedding
Feeding baby Rachel, awww! :)
Brooke's preschool graduation
Quality time with the kiddos
At Rachel's first birthday :)