Thursday, August 07, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today is Momma Bird's birthday. Over the years she has been many things to me-playmate, teacher, protector, friend and confidant. I have fond memories of clothes she has made for me and places we have gone together year after year. I'll have to post about those alone one day-she still has my silk taffeta recital dress put away for safe keeping. We have crafted together making everything from tole painted items that she or dad cut from pine to wreaths of every shape and size. I'm confident there isn't anything she can't do and the answer to most everything is just a phone call away. One of my most cherished possessions is a book of favorite family recipes she gave to all of us girls one Christmas complete with a story about the ritual of food and fellowship in our family. Mom always seems to know the perfect gift to give and I love that she often gifts family heirlooms at Christmas time. When we were younger she always made our birthdays extra special by making our favorite cake. One year she even made me a CB radio cake. And I'll never forget the Valentine's Day box made like a flamenco dancer's hat she helped me make in grade school. I have learned so much from her over the years and am grateful for her love and support and have learned to take her advice more often than not over the years. After all, mom is always right!

Although our relationship changes with each stage of life she will always be my mom and I love her for all the things that make her truly unique. Love you, Mom. I can't wait to get back to quilting with you.

Happy Birthday!


Marisa said...

Happy Birthday Mom.

cindy said...

Happy Bday wishes from Texas to your Momma! You are blessed indeed! You two sound like you have the kind of relationship I had with my Mom. Blessed indeed!


Mom said...

Oh my - - you make me sound so much more than I feel I am. I have tried to do the best I could over the years. As is said - it is on the job training being a mother. I was glad to have someone to craft with and make fun things with when you were young. You were always so enthusiastic and cheerful it made it easy to do things with you. Still is!!