Sunday, November 18, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude - Day 18

Today, I am grateful for the most amazing woman that I know....My Mom. Today is her birthday. For some reason, I cannot find any recent pictures of her, however, I have found some doozies from years past....
Birthday Cake made from scratch by my sister and I in 1980ish.
That was perhaps the densest cake ever made....there is no
telling what ingredient we may have left out....but the imporant
one, Love, was in there and doubled.
Mom, beautiful 30+ years ago. Still beautiful today, although now she
wears less polyester and lots more cotton.
Mom was always willing to join in the fun....

....Or just be the fun at any party...She still is our social butterfly.

After retiring, Mom's opportunity to expand her art has increased
and she is an amazin artist!!

Mom a few years back at Frank Lloyd Write's house Falling Waters.
Mom is a huge FLW fan.
There are so many things that I can say about my mom, besides the fact that she is an amazing wife and mother, artist, teacher, life student, inspiration. My mom has been such an influence on who I am today. Don't get me wrong, we have had our issues, but what parent/child relationship hasn't had issues, but those battle wounds have only allowed our bond to become stronger.

Mom, I love you and I hope that you have an amazing birthday, even if you do nothing more than the crossword puzzle and drink coffee.


Jane said...

Happy birthday!

Sara said...

aw, great pics :) Happy Birthday!

Diane said...

Happy Birthday! A house he built is for sale here in Phx.

Jay said...

I did not know you had all those pictures!!!! And...what issues???? Not the nap time again!!! LOVE you!!! Looking forward to see you and my granddog on Thursday!!!1