Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Mom, this 200th blog post is dedicated to you...Happy 84th birthday! I wanted to let you know how much you are loved by Jack and I and the kids. I think you are fun to be with, smart as anyone I've ever met, and are the rock of the family. Congrats on getting your license renewed so you can drive,not only to church, stores, and doctor appointments, but also making Midge a bit crazy wondering where in the world is Mary Arends today?? I have you to thank for my job..you got me the interview at 18yrs old for a summer job in surgery as a nurses aide and lo and behold I stayed on, went back to school and here I am today still handing the scapel to the surgeons! Thanks for the push!
You picked the best man to marry and be our Dad. It set the standard high for us in choosing our spouses! To have to lose him at such an early age had to be the hardest thing in the world. But you took on that challenge as you have with many others in your life..with tons of hope, prayer and action. I think you invented the phrase: "Just Do It" before Nike ever did! Atleast I heard it from you first!
It's always fun when you and Midge come visiting, or we come out there. You're a good sport even when I take you on rainy excursions to all kinds of places here in Ohio.
You are a wonderful Grandmother, and now you are excelling at being a super Great Grandmother! Taking intrest in so many is hard, but you try your best to see everyone.
You're always excited to welcome in the new great grandkiddos! And you even take on the task and challenge of babysitting them! Whew, that's a job at any age!
This is just a part of what you and Dad created! All the kids, grandkids, great grandkids, cousins, nieces, nephews...all the assorted family members that make up our posterity, our heritage, our lives.
Mom you are one beautiful, classy lady. You're my inspiration and my hero. I hope that if I get to be 84 I can look as great as you. Jack, the kids and I wish you the happiest birthday ever!
I know your birthday is May 17th...but I wanted to post this tonight so you could get this first thing tomorrow! So if you know my Mom, or even if you don't, wish her a happy day!

11 comments:

rose said...

a super great tribute to your mother.

Kent and Leisy said...

what a wonderful 200th post!! your mom sure sounds great!

Donna said...

Great 200th post!!! You are soooo much like your mom....a class act too, and as you know, I admire you (like her) in so many ways!
You sure look like your dad! The pic of the whole family was neat and shows what a legacy your mom has to leave this world in influence of the best kind.
Happy Belated 84th Birthday Mary!!!!!

Catch the Kids said...

What a nice post. I hope your Mum has a great day! She sounds really special.

Beth said...

What a nice post and tribute to your Mother. I have always admired the love and respect you have for your mother, you are both wonderful ladies!

Karen Whittal said...

Wish your mom a happy birthday from all her "family" in South Africa. I can see who her daughter takes after........

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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

This is a lovely post and great tribute to your mom. I wish her a very Happy belated Birthday...mine was on the 13th.
Just found your today and enjoyed my visit. Congrats on 200 post that is is a lot. I just barely made 100 not to long ago and never thought I would do that.
I am now a follower looking forward to getting to know you
Maggie

Cheryl said...

My first visit here and what a beautiful thing to arrive to. Congrats on 200 posts - that's a lot of work! Happy birthday to your Mum, who looks so much like my Auntie Marie I did a double take and re checked that it wasn't written by one of her two daughters!

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