ThistleDew Farm

ThistleDew Farm
Established 2009

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom

Today is my Mom's birthday. She is 74, which is really impossible since I am like 27 (I say like 27 because I'm actually 45 but like to think I'm 27, and everyone else to think it also!) Overall my Mom has had a good life. There may be things she'd change, but not many I can think of, that I'd want her to.

Here's a picture of Ashley (my daughter, aka The Princess) and I sending a Happy Birthday wish from Flash the wonder horse!

My family knows how much I love each one of them, but we rarely demonstrate it. We give the occasional hug in greeting and say I love you, but mostly it's at the end of a telephone conversation like a closing statement.....luv-ya-bye. I can't recall that I've ever just looked my Mom in the eye and told her how important she is. We mostly demonstrate our love by being there for each other. Not a one of her kids wouldn't drop everything and rush to her aid if she needed us. We've all had an opportunity to demonstrate this over the years.

This afternoon I thought I'd take an opportunity to publicly tell my Mom that I love her very much. Not only has she been a role model to me but a source of sage advice. My Mom is a strong woman and has excelled in a "man's world". She passed that on to me and I have benefited from it. Perhaps the most important thing my Mom gave me is the joy of laughter and the ability to dance in public!

Thanks Mom and Happy Birthday! Have a great weekend visiting Windy Meadows! See you Friday night!


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Bye for now
Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a beautiful tribute to her!

Love the pumpkin cherry upside down cake! I need to get some pumpkin!!

Thistledew Farm said...

Can't wait to make some pumpkin stuff! I must admit I once made pie from scratch and it was fun and good but not sure it was worth the effort! Pumpkins are messy!