Tuesday, May 17, 2011

She's A Treasure!

Someone is having a birthday today...That would be my Mom! Happy 85th birthday! She's been the greatest Mom to us 6 kids and she still inspires me today. She fun to visit and many times I find myself calling her for advice about something. She has a strong faith that has been tested many times during her life. No matter what the circumstance, she always finds a way to keep her spirits up, and she's a fighter for sure. After Dad died in 1976, she's gone it alone but with grace and style and fortitude. She's traveled the world, she worked for over 30yrs in a hospital setting, and helps babysit 2 of her great-grandkiddos today. So Mom, here's a big wish for many more of these celebrations, for health, happiness, and fun times!
Here's Mom at 17...she was stylin' in her outfit here!
When we get together we usually end up being as silly as teenagers...or atleast as crazy as anyone can be!
And she's still the cutest lady I know! Love ya Mom!

17 comments:

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, "mom"!

It is so great that she is still active. My mom died at 80, after fighting Alzheimer's for 8 years. I wish I could call her!

Have a wonderful day!

Sue said...

What an amazing woman to be so active and involved. And she and my mom are almost the same age.

Great ladies!

=)

Kim said...

I hope she had a great day. Those pictures are awesome.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday Kathy's mom!!!!
(You look great!!)

Christina said...

Wow! Awesome pictures!! Happy birthday to your mama! I want to be like her when I grow up. :)

Munir said...

Thanks for sharing your Monm's Pictures.Here is a message for her.

"Many Happy Returns Mom !!
May God give you health and happiness. You are amazing."

tattina said...

Happy Birthday and best wishes for such a wonderful woman!

rosaria said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a lovely lady. Enjoy each other, as life is really quite short.

karen said...

I hope your mom has a wonderful day! We're lucky to have our moms, aren't we?

Holyoke Home said...

Whoa. That first picture killed me a little. She was a darling little girl, and a beautiful woman! happy bday Yaya's mom!

CHERI said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a very lovely lady. Hope she has many more. You are definitely blessed to have such a spry & happy mother.

Bonnie said...

She is gorgeous!! Happy Birthday to her!! :)

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Stacy Crawford said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Catch the Kids said...

She looks wonderful. Happy Birthday!

Ann Best said...

She is beautiful! A happy belated birthday to her from me.

She looks like she'll live as long as my mother did (she was 97 when she passed on). She looks positive and upbeat, like she would cheer anyone up.

It looks like you both had a wonderful day!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Darlene said...

Oh Kathy, what a sweet looking lady your mom is. I love that the two of you are so close and that you think she is still smart enough to give you some answers once in a while. When women, such as your mom and I reach the age we are, unless we are unfortunaate enough to have alzheimers or are senile, we can still carry around enough data in our brains to come up with something important occaisionally. I like to think I have a few healthy brain cells left. I am impressed that your mom helps to take care of some grandchildren too. I'm not sure I could do that, unless they were old enough to entertain themselves. Those little ones are great to be around if there is someone else to grab them if they are getting into something or doing something they shouldn't be doing.

She is probably in a little better shape than I am even though she is a year older. More power to her!! I hope she had a wonderful birthday celebration!!

Deb Shucka said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! I hope I look half that beautiful when I'm her age.