September 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!....I know this will make her excited I did a post especially for her...but you see her birthday was Friday...September 11th...
I know we will always associate the tradegies of the day...BUT it is nice to step aside to celebrate her birthday together...with laughter...family... appreciation...and love.

So we did...we went to dinner out on the patio in a nearby town that was JUST beautiful...we didn't get rained on this time:)...it was a nice dinner...the girls were marvelous...and some new memories formed on my mom's special day!When I think about my mom...I think about how we share our first name...but she goes by Marti instead of Martha...
she is a great listener...one of the best I know...
she taught me how to be giving...
thankful...
and empathetic with people...

Although we are not always on the same page...hence why she calls my dad and I "Buddy One" and Buddy Two"...
she always keeps the laughter going and situations light-hearted...


she tries to teach me to take time to smell the flowers more than always being busy...{I'm the scheduled...type "A" kind-of-person}.

My mom has always been supportive of me through every situation...every endeavor...she has always been someone for us to lean on...and always understanding...

A perfect person to celebrate with...or lend a listening ear during hard times...

She is a fantastic "Mena" {what the girls call her} to Madison and Hayley...they love to see her and spend time with her...sometimes Madison asks if I am going to do work so she can spend time with her...and not me around:)

For Mother's Day a year or so ago...one of the things I gave her read...

"A mother
is someone who
understands your past,
believes in your future,
and accepts you today
just the way you are."

I think that really explains it all...well almost all because I could say so much more like a great cook, gardener...
But she knows my childhood...she understands who I am and who I continually strive to be...she believes in my dreams...and accepts me today just as me (well until I get too type A on her, that is)...

Thank you Mom for being you...and Happy Birthday!
Much Love,
Martha

Blessings to you!

2 comments:

Tracey said...

How sweet...what a wonderful post about the love and appreciation you have for your mom! Happy Birthday to her :)

T

Julie said...

It's so great to see pictures of your parents! Please wish your mom a happy belated birthday from me. I love the picture below too of Madison and Cadence. Cadence looks so proud sitting next to sister :o)