Thursday, May 17, 2012

Age Is Just A Number

Some people just have the right stuff..they are amazing human beings. They can over come obstacles in life. They can make you smile and laugh with them. They can take a licking and keep on ticking. Smart as a whip, brave as a gladiator. An example of a "They" is my own Mom. I have so many pictures in my mind of her doing everyday life with vigor and a never say die attitude. Mom passed down a work ethic to her children. You are not to be idle! If there is something that needs done and you think you can't do it..well, you're wrong. Her motto is "just do it". She has a strong faith that God will always be there to help if you just ask in prayer. I actually think she has the red phone "hot line" directly to Him! Today is her birthday...86yrs. young. I called her from work so we all could sing Happy Birthday to her and I asked if she was outside working in the garden. "No" she said..."I did all the mulching and weeding yesterday". I wish I could be there today to sing in person, to eat cake with her, and to gain more wisdom. Here are just a few peeks into her fun personality. She can look as amazing in fur coats as she does in her gardening clothes. Classy Gal my Mom!
Nothing attracts Mom quicker than a stove..and this one is a yummy one! She could hardly walk away. I had to drag her out kicking and screaming until she realized we could not get it on the plane....
She has a way of saying things just with her eyes..even with sunglasses on..I can tell she's saying..BACK OFF WITH THE CAMERA!!! Only she didn't shout it. She's too much of a lady for that!
Even being eaten alive by a bear in Alaska...Mom's got style and grace...Love you Mommo! Have a very Happy Birthday! Tell us, what's it like to reach mid-life?

16 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your Mom looks simply marvelous, Dahling!!!
Ok..I've been properly put in my place! No more whining..(I have whined..I know I have!) It makes me not dread the 80's so much..and they are coming upon me fast!
I loved this post..and your Mom made me glad once again, that I stopped dying my hair. :)

Stacy Crawford said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

You are just like her from what I can tell!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. She sure looks like she would be a lot of fun to have around.

karen said...

A big happy birthday to your mom - she looks just gorgeous! Glamorous and down to earth all at the same time.

rosaria williams said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely Mommo!
Now I know where your get your zest for life.

Julia said...

I think that your mom rocks. She certainly looks gorgeous in whatever she's wearing.

You are somewhat like her as the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your lovely mother. You are so fortunate to still have your mom to talk to. I lost my amazing mother almost 3 years ago. It's hard to believe that it's been that long already since I live a busy life.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, JB

acorn hollow said...

Oh your mom is wonderful Mulching and weeding at that age I was thinking I do not want to do it again next year.
Happy birthday to your mom!
Cathy

Hilary said...

I see that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Happy Birthday to your lovely mother. She looks like a LOT of fun. :)

Bonnie said...

Your mom is beautiful! She certainly doesn't look her age. She's still a butt-kicker, and I love it. Happy Birthday to her! :)

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selvageedge said...

I bet she loves that you are turning out just like her.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Ah a very Happy Birthday to your lovely Mom. I so enjoyed reading this about her.
She and I have birthdays real close together. I celebrated mine Sunday.
This honey is a beautiful post for a beautiful lady and written by a beautiful lady. Lot's of beautifuls in that sentence.
Hope you have a great weekend
Love
Maggie

Sue said...

Wow. No way can she be 86 years old!

What a neat lady!!

=)

PS. We are lucky in our moms, aren't we?

Munir said...

I have always admired your Mom.
Lots of Hugs and Happy Birthday to her. She indeed is classy.

Sandi said...

Aw, what a sweet post for your mom's birthday. She looks great! I love how she is always smiling. She just seems so happy and pleased with life!

Life 101 said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. She looks great.
I think working in the garden helps to keep one young.

vicki said...

Your Mom is truly a beautiful lady and she looks gorgeous in that fur coat! You are so lucky to have her with you -- there is no way that she looks her age! I love seeing her in all of these wonderful photos~
Vicki