Friday, September 25, 2009

A Special Day for a Special Gal

Today is my Mom's birthday. She's at the tippy-top of the hill now, just about to go over - but not quite!

I feel like a tool because I slept in this morning and didn't get my happy birthday post up. But late is better than never, right?

In honor of her birthday, here are 50 reasons I love my Mommy...

1. She never gave up on me, even during my rebellious phase.

2. She sings my kids the same lullabyes she sang to me.

3. We share a love for reading.

4. I enjoy hanging out with her.

5. She cleans my bathrooms almost every time she comes over.

6. She's my best friend.

7. She is fiercely loyal to her family.

8. She's a super Bible study leader.

9. She's the bestest, most full of energy Grandma in the whole world.

10. She makes us dinner every Sunday night.

11. She doesn't mind that I call her 14 times a day at work just to visit.

12. She puts up with my husband's wise-cracks.

13. She mows my grass almost every time she comes over in the summer.

14. She loves to babysit.

15. She will say "no" to babysitting when she needs to.

16. She's not afraid to look foolish in the name of fun.

17. She likes to dance.

18. She's a good singer.

19. She's pretty.

20. She's smart.

21. She's patient (have I mentioned that I have some hormone issues?).

22. She's forgiving.

23. She's generous.

24. She will sacrifice her own desires for the people she loves.

25. She helps me prevent drowning incidents at the beach and pool.

26. She is brave enough to take my kids camping.

27. The kids get to learn about gardening because of her.

28. The kids' faith is supported and cemented in her home.

29. Even if she doesn't like it, she always supports what I do.

30. She has painted in every house I've ever owned.

31. It's fun to watch her drive her new "sporty" car with a big grin on her face.

32. The kids are allowed to play and be kids at her house.

33. The kids are disciplined if they misbehave at her house.

34. She jokes back with her smart-alec son-in-laws.

35. She loves all of her kids with her whole heart, regardless of who gave birth to them.

36. She raised her grandson for 13 years.

37. Even though she dislikes it, she bums around home improvement stores with her husband.

38. She honours her marriage.

39. She honours God.

40. Family is everything to her.

41. She drags me out in the cold of winter to take the kids sledding.

42. Her dragging makes me do things I am too lazy to do on my own.

43. Her dragging makes me have fun!

44. She never got mad when I borrowed her clothes without asking.

45. My friends went to her for help and counsel.

46. Some of my friends still go to her for help and counsel.

47. She is wise.

48. I love her freckles.

49. She is an overcomer.

50. She doesn't want a big deal made about her big birthday. :)

Now, what does one buy as a gift for a Barbarian Princess???


  1. Happy Birthday Freida

    May this be one of the best birthday ever!!



  2. I love your mom!! I think she is such a wonderful person (I would say motherly but she is so much more). I could probably add twenty more to your list but this is you honouring your fantastic mom so I won't step on your toes.

    As for the gift, mom and daughter day at the spa is something she really loves.


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