Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Yesterday was my mom's 84th birthday! We celebrated by going out to eat with my parents, my brother and his wife, and my whole family. We had a wonderful time.

I'm blessed with a wonderful mom. She and my dad waited 9 years to become parents. They adopted my brother, and 3 years later I was born to them. My mom always told us that there were two ways to get children and that she and my dad were so lucky because they got one each way.
My mom is also a breast cancer survivor. She had a mastectomy about a year and a half ago. Her attitude through it all was such an inspiration. 

 She has made quilts for everyone in the family. Here are a couple of the quilts she made for my children. 
 Another little tidbit about her, she doesn't dye her hair, she's just never grayed! Her mother and her grandmother didn't either. Unfortunately, I'm taking after my dad on that one :-)
Her love for God and her love for her family has always been such a blessing to each one of us.
 Happy Birthday Mom, we love you so much!

I hope all of you had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day and that you didn't get pinched! My husband is half Irish, so we all wear green around here or suffer the consequences if we don't :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

26 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Happy Birthday to mom! She sure is a cute one and quite the quilt maker too...those are just beautiful! (I didn't get pinched once and I didn't even have green on...I begged for mercy! LOL) Come say hi :D

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. She sure doesn't look 84.
I love all the vintage pictures you have of her. How sweet that she has made quilts for your kids. I'm hoping to make one for each of my grandkids, but I have a long way to go.
I envy her that she doesn't have to color her hair.
Happy St. Paddy's Day. I wore a green sticker today as green isn't a color I have in my wardrobe.

Thelma Louise said...

Happy Birthday to your Mammy.:-)

Natacha said...

Your mom is so right about the two ways to have children! You know, it was my greatest fear that I would love my biological sons more than my adopted children. But you know what...there is no difference! There is no doubt in my mind, they all are my children. It was so easy to love them. And when I see my boys laugh and play (and quarrel!) with the adopted children, I know they love each other like real brothers and sisters.
Happy birthday!

sylvia said...

hei.
happy birthday to you 84 young mother,she look younger,and its shine goodnes from her.
take good care of her.
I whish you all a very nice day.
hug from sylvia

T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful mom! Wow! I sure wish those darn gray wiry hairs weren't making an appearance on my head. :) Looks like you had a wonderful family gathering to celebrate your wonderful mom. Wishing you all many blessings, Tammy

Melanie said...

I'm so glad she had a nice birthday with her family. :)

sissie said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom.
She is as cute as apple pie!

hugs
Sissie

Shirley... said...

This was such a sweet post about your Mom. She sounds like a really special Momma!

I don't even know what to say about her NOT going gray. I didn't even know that was a possibility. haha! I did not get that blessing either. :)

My name is PJ. said...

She's so pretty, Marcia!! And in the first photo of her with the family (where you have the two photos side by side), with her hair shorter and a bit more tightly curled? She looks like my mom because it's a distance shot! That's how they wore their hair back then.

I'm envious of the quilt making talent and of owning them. I have a ton of quilts in my house, but only one was hand made! They're lovely and so precious!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! What a neat post Marcia! I loved seeing the family pics and all the special memories! Sounds like you have an amazing family!
Hugs, Cindy

Kelli said...

Happy birthday to your sweet Mom! :) Hope she enjoyed her special day. What lovely quilts she made for your children!

katie said...

Happy Birthday to your mother. How wonderful to still have them and the great pictures from days past. What a beautiful quilter she is also. Praise the Lord for her cancer survival. I to am one.

Marla at Always Nesting said...

What a wonderful post! Love all the photos.

Happy Birthday.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Such a nice tribute to your mom. I'm glad you were able to celebrate with so many family members.

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!
Blessings, andrea

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

I am so jealous of your mom not having to color her hair. Imagine the hours, not to mention the trouble she has saved over the years!!!

Tell her I said Happy Birthday.

Gloria

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday wishes to your beautiful mom! I'm glad the day was fun for all and I'm sure she had a great time. Wishing her many more blessings throughout the year!

xoxo,
Nancy

Mimi Sue said...

Happy Birthday to your cute Mom. She sure doesn't look 84. Are you sure? Give her a hug from me. My mom passed away in 2006 and I miss her every single day. Mimi

Sherrie said...

A happy and blessed Birthday to your dear mom. My mother will turn 77 next week. Mom as well, having been such a dark brunette, still looks pretty much the same. I, like you, take after my dad. Oh well. Please be sure to stop over today for my giveaway announcement. You automatically have 2 extra points as number 100, plus 1 point for being a follower already. So just leave a comment for another chance and post the giveaway on your blog for another, if you like. Thanks. Have a lovely day.

Trish said...

What a sweet tribute to your mother. My grandmother who raised me is turning 81 in a few days, so it's like our mom's are the same age :) I love the picture of her holding your twins!

65 Roses for Marcia said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom!! Birthday wishes to her :) I had a great mom too and I miss her lots...

LLJ said...

I am so glad you had that special time to celebrate your mom's birthday! : )
I loved all the pictures! Thanks for sharing those.

Leanne

BailiwickStudio said...

I wish your mom a very happy birthday, Marcia! A little late, I know... What a wonderful woman she is. You are very blessed! ::Jill

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! She doesn't look in her 80's at all. Lucky you to come from that gene pool. Looks like a great celebration!

outdoor.mom said...

love the grade school pic of her :-) Its so cute!