Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Happy Birthday

Today (July 8th) is a very big day - it's my mom's 60th birthday today!

She had me at 25 and I'm having her first grandbaby at 35.

She was the best mother. My brother and I had the simplest, sweetest childhood because my mom and dad worked hard to make it very special. My mom stayed home with us and sacrificed so much to give us everything we needed. She is the best example of a Christian woman I've ever met. She spends all of her time thinking of others and doing for others. She gets up early every Sunday morning so she can go the nursing home and play the piano for the residents. I love that she does that. She loves serving her church and her family. I'm very thankful for the example she has given me. I hope I can be half the mother that she was to me.

Go visit her today and tell her Happy Birthday! It would thrill her to get lots and lots of comments! (I think she probably enjoys blogging more than anyone I know!)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

27 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm sorry if you left me a comment earlier - I originally wrote this post last night to post today and I realized it made it look like mom's b-day was yesterday so I re-posted so it would be today.
(Confused? I am)

Cassie said...

There is no better gift for a grandparent then a grandchild! I know, I gave my mother-in-law 3!!

Jamie said...

That is so sweet! Great picture of the 2 of you.

Megan L Hutchings said...

This is so sweet Kelly! I have no doubt that you will be as wonderful as she was and is!!!

Maggii said...

awwww...what a sweet daughter you are...you're going to make a great Mom too, I'm sure...

Julia said...

You are so sweet, and your mom is so pretty. I'll stop by today and tell her Happy Bday!

Betsy said...

I went to your mom's website to leave her a message and saw the sweet pictures of your grandparents who are having their anniversary today! I have to say that I think you favor your grandmother on that side!! :) (Just from what I can tell in the pictures!)

Jacquie said...

Well said, Kelly. Your mom is such a special person... and we love her dearly. I always think how blessed you and Chris are to have your Dad and Mom as parents!

You already sound like your mom on the phone... you'll do just fine following in her footsteps as a great mother!

Mandy said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!! She seems like such an amazing person!

Jenna said...

SO sweet. Two precious girls in that picture! I know you will be as great a mom as she has been to ya'll. Not to mention that she is going to be the BEST grandmommy.

Heather said...

Such a sweet post..you two are the cutest!! I have the same deep respect and adoration for my mom. Becoming a grandma for the first time and turning 60 within a few months..wow, what a year.

Heather said...

That's a great picture of you and your mom. I have no doubt that you are going to be a wonderful mother!!

Adrienne said...

How sweet that your mom goes to play piano at a nursing home every Sunday morning! Thanks for your comment, when I saw your pic I thought I looked bigger than you at a week behind you! You look so very cute! This is the sacrifice we asked for! (those pics dont quite show how big it feels to look down on it!)

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

pinkmommy said...

How sweet! I love reading your mom's blog and I love that she plays the piano at a nursing home!

twin6045 said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!! I just love your blog and come from time to time. I had a very hard time having a child too and after 8 1/2 years had my son and I was 35 years old too!! So many fun times to come for you and your hubby. I just love the demo with the lime. You look great :o)

Julie said...

Your mom looks fabulous!!!!! What sweet words you wrote for her.

I had thought I left a comment on your earlier post with the lime but I guess I didn't. YOU LOOK ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL !!!! So pretty!! You should take pictures throughout and pose with whatever object the baby is the size of. Pregnancy is just amazing! I love being able to watch friends experience it!

p.s. Love the pants! I need those!! :) Really!!!

Linda said...

Happy birthday to your Mom. She sure doesn't look 60.
Blessings,
Linda

Leigh Ann said...

What a beautiful picture of two of the sweetest people I know. What an example your mom is to all of us striving to be a Christian example to our children. Happy B-Day, Judy!

By the way, I DO watch Army Wives, and I also cry my eyes out on every episode! We should watch it together and watch each other cry! Then, we would crack up laughing! Ha!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Happy birthday to your mom! I love following her blog! Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately, it's so hard to keep up in the hospital, but I've been reading and we are praying for that sweet little baby of yours EVERY day! :)

Lena said...

What a sweet post for your precious momma! Happy Birthday to her!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Lovely picture!

I have to tell you, when I first started reading your blog, I thought you were around 25 or 26. You look fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a VERY special lady!
Micaela & Family

Karin said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a coincidence! I was finally blessed to give my mom her first grandchild when I was 36. And the best part was my baby came the day before my mom's 60th birthday. What a b-day present!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

An adorable picture of you and your mom! Even though I'm a day late, I'm off to go leave her a comment!

Meredith said...

Well, I can see where you get your good looks. :) Hope your mother had a wonderful birthday! I know how exited she is about your precious baby.

MiMi said...

What a sweet post and that is a great picture of the two of you! I hope she had a wonderful birthday.
Thanks for letting us know.