Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom

Today is my mom's birthday. She is shown in the picture to the left with my Dad and Reagan. Isn't she pretty?

Mom, I just wanted you to know that I love you and I am so thankful for the great relationship that we have. I love that I can pick up the phone and talk to you about anything, regardless of the time of day. I can cry with you, share all my worries with you, list my pros and cons , get your advice and just laugh and talk with you. If you are busy you never let me know it. Even better than talking on the phone is getting together and just hanging out.

We are alike in so many ways. It is scary, really. We both worry needlessly....did you teach me this? We both have a terrible sense of direction. We both like to shop....but of course, we will walk the outlets for an entire day, but only buy one thing because we are both so cheap...I mean frugal. We both love to read. We both like to keep a journal. We are both interested in alternative health and I get to bring a lot of my questions to you. We both like a clean house and we like to cook. How many recipes have I gotten from you over the years? How many phone calls have you received from me while I was standing in the grocery store because I forgot which ingredient to buy or what cut of meat to get? We both love to walk for exercise. We both love the Fall season and all the great family times that come with that time of year. We would both consider our best friend to be our husband. You and Dad have a great love and you have always modeled a godly submission to him over the years, as well as a great respect for him. You guys showed me what a healthy marriage should look like and for that I am grateful. We are also alike in our love and devotion for our kids. I love both of my girls and I feel your love for me everyday.

I love that you are so actively involved in my life and in the life of my girls. Reagan adores you and I know that Gracen will too.

I love that you are growing in Christ, that every time I am at your house, your Bible and devotional guide are open on the kitchen table, that you are actively involved in your church, that you serve in ministry there, that you pray on a regular basis for many things including me and my family. I see the growth in you. Your life is bearing fruit. You are modeling Christ to me and my girls.

Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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