Monday, September 20, 2010

Love It/Hate It: Nifty Fifty Edition

Internet, my mom is 50 years old today. She probably won't appreciate me sharing that with all of you, but I don't really care (see, Mom? I told you I'd get back at your for giving me bangs one day). I was fortunate enough to be able to fly home and surprise her this weekend and attend her surprise 50th birthday party, and it was awesome.

In honor of my sweet mom, I'd like to share with you some things I love/hate about her (don't worry, there's only one "hate").

Love It:
- That we talk all the time. My mom is my best friend and the best advice-giver EVER. I know too many women that have strained relationships with their mothers, that feel judged or incapable around them, and I am very grateful that is not the case with my own.

- She has a heart of gold. She is a giver: meals for friends who are hurting, her time and energy, but most of all, LOVE. She genuinely LOVES people.

- She is SO funny. We laugh at the same things, and sometimes we say the same things at the same time, making us laugh even harder.

- Her faith is strong. She loves God and she might tell you about him, but not without SHOWING you how much she loves Him by the way that she treats you first.

- She is the absolute best Grammy to my kids.

- She is the glue that holds our family together.

Hate It:
- She lives in Florida. I live in Georgia. That is my only complaint!

I love you, Mom. I hope that you have the best birthday ever. I'm praying for 50 more years, because I don't know what I'd do without you.



  1. Birthday hugs to your young mom. I'm almost 40....eeeek! :O)

  2. Praying for the best birthday for your Mom:)

  3. Happy Birthday to your mom! I love my mom too. She's getting ready to move to Texas. It makes me very, very sad. I'll miss her.

  4. Happy Birhtday to your mom. She sounds like a wonderful person.

  5. You called it, Beth. She IS a giver, with a heart of gold.

    Happy birthday, Carol!!

  6. Wonderful! Yea for your mom. What a special relationship.

  7. Happy Birthday to a wonderful Mom. I love your list, even the hate one. :)

  8. So sweet! Happy Birthday to your mom! :)

  9. I like your Mom, too. 50 is the new 40.

  10. This is so sweet--it's wonderful to read about you loving your mom. I love mine too! Happy birthday!