Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Birthday Wishes!

Today I am wishing my dear mom, Marlys, the happiest of birthdays!  Here is a photo of her from this fall.  She's in her prime in this photo as she is in the kitchen helping me make dessert for Julia Child Night.


I don't know if my future includes children, but if it does, I hope I am the kind of mom that she's been to me. 

The kind of mom that kissed child-sized owies and mended adult-sized broken hearts.  The kind of mom that kept a journal of my senior year so she could share all the things she wanted to tell me but I was too bull-headed and stubborn to listen to at the time (sorry x's 1,000 for those snotty teen years, Mom!).  The kind of mom who makes the best meals and is always happy to open her home to friends and family to share those meals.  The kind of mom who has prayed decades upon decades of the rosary for me.  The kind of mom that has believed in me at times when I haven't believed in myself. The kind of mom that gave me roots to come home to, but wings to fly.   

For all these things, and so many countless other qualities, I am so thankful God blessed me with the mom I have!!

Happy Birthday, Mom!  I hope you have a wonderful day - and I look forward to a belated celebration at the lake this weekend!

What kind of mom (or dad) do you hope to be (or are if you already have children)?

14 comments:

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Aw, I love this post. Your mom sounds amazing :)

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to your mom - what a fabulous post!

Roots to come home to, but wings to fly...my mom did that too - I think it's so important!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Awww, your mom sounds amazing. I love that she kept a journal during your senior year. What a great idea.

I hope to turn out just like my mom too :)

Marlys said...

Thank you, my dear daughter! I love these birthday gifts the most! Hearing from you and your brothers & sisters has really made my day special! Looking forward to the weekend!

Barb Geier said...

Beautiful tribute to a beautiful mom, Lisa.

Jeanie said...

What a tremendous post! She sounds fabulous -- but somehow, I think you make it easy for her!

Nora said...

This made me all teary eyed. I really hope I can meet your mom one day as she sounds terrific (and she's so pretty!). Wishing her the best of birthdays and many more to come.

xoxox

San said...

Happy birthday to your Mom! Her name sounds German (just with a different spelling! ;))

I hope that if I am ever going to be a mom, I'd like to be like my Mom too... I couldn't have asked for a better one :)

<3

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Your mom sounds awesome BTW :-)

qwerkyqook said...

Oh that's lovely. Happy Birthday Marlys, love you!

Leigh said...

Happy birthday to your mom! I hope she had a wonderful day :)

Abby said...

We have such a great Mom! I love love love your quote about her "Giving you roots, but giving you wings to fly"

It is SO true. I especially see how true that is -- as she let me move clear across the country to very unfamiliar surroundings when I was 19. She and Dad gave me the promise that I am always welcome to turn around and come back home if it didn't work out, but they never once gave me a hard feeling about moving away.

We are so blessed to have her in our lives! She is my "go to" person for everything. I fear that day that I won't be able to call her and ask how to make a certain recipe, clean something, or just vent about things that no one else would want to hear me vent about. She's amazing.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! That's very sweet of you to give her such recognition for her special day!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a wonderful post!! I LOVE the keeping a journal during your senior year idea, smart lady :)