SWEET TEA

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I wish you could know her.

Yesterday was my Mom's 85th birthday.
It was a special day to celebrate and honor her, so we threw a Par-ty!

I love my Mom!
She is hands-down the absolute strongest woman I know.  Born at the very end of the Depression she has known what it's like to work hard and make sacrifices when need be.  She mowed her own lawn til she was 80 yr old and only stopped when we nagged persuaded her. . .She was my Brownie Leader, my Girl Scout Leader, and my Sunday School Teacher.  She led me to Jesus when I was a child, 8 yrs old.  She's been a loving Mother to me  and a doting Grandmother to my children.  She's read through the Bible over 50 times and sometimes, when it's quiet in the evening,  I can hear her praying in her room.  She's an amazing woman!






22 comments:

karen said...

85! How wonderful. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with how much my parents need me now, but it's given me a chance to reminisce about how they cared for me, and also to get to know them as people instead of just "mom" or "dad." A big happy birthday to her!

marejohn said...

Happy Birthday to you mom! I am so thrilled that you KNOW how blessed you are to have her even with the trials one faces in life.
To be honest, this is a post that could make me "sob" if I let it...such a blessing..thank you for sharing.

Nonnie said...

Happy happy birthday to your Mom. I got goosebumps reading how you hear your Mama pray.

Susie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom...please hug her for me...my mom has passed on and I truly miss her sweet hugs. Your mom is a trooper.So was my mom. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

White Lace and Promises said...

What a precious tribute to your mom! My mom was the same way. She loved the Lord and people and I never came in when I didn't see her sitting at the dining room table reading her Bible. She had her own writings and her own commentary of how the Lord spoke to her through His Word. She memorized verses and could quote better than my preacher-man daddy. Treasure, treasure you moments with her. I miss mine so much!

Handsome's wife said...

It so wonderful to see and hear about your mom. Time goes by all to quickly.

Jeanie said...

It is wonderful to see the way you treasure your mom. You are so fortunate to be able to celebrate this special day with her.

Mari said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Mom. Happy Birthday to her!

NanaDiana said...

God bless your Mom and Happy Birthday to her. You are both blessed! xo Diana

Anonymous said...

My husbands grandmother also did her lawn until she was in her 80's. The mowing reminds me of a person I know who took a garden tool off her Mum because she is in her late 80's and it was a bit dangerous, her Mum out smarted her though and borrowed the next door neighbours!!! Louise

Anonymous said...

ps Happy Birthday to your Mum. Louise

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

She sounds amazing. I wish I did know her. She sounds like someone I would love to spend time with. Wish her a Happy Birthday for me. This post made me miss my mom. She would be 85 in July.

The Brown Recluse said...

I love your mother, though I've never met her!

My grandfather died when I was 15. My most vivid memories of him are his sitting in the living room reading his Bible. He prayed..daily he prayed, and he could be heard throughout the house. Even this many years later, my family still reaps the benefit of his prayers.

Dee D said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom. She sounds like a truly amazing woman. Happy 85th birthday to her!!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a sweet post and Happy Birthday to your Mom! I feel that way about my dad who will be 91 this month. I lost my mom 32 years ago so he has been my rock. I love that she has read the Bible over 50 times!!!

Sush said...

Happy Birthday to your dear Mom! I do so wish mine was still here for me to love on and give her a special day! Her birthday was in September and I get very nostalgic that month!

Been off my fav blogs for a while…had a wedding to prepare for and new grand babies and many other grandchildren that still need 'attending to'!

Hope to get back soon…loved catching up with all your doings!
Hugs~

Mary said...

Happy birthday to your mom! She sounds like a wonderful mother!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

Oh my gosh!! I LOVE YOUR MOM!!! Please give her a birthday hug for me. 50 Times! Wow!! A woman after God's heart... Amazing is right.

yaya said...

She sounds amazing! Happy Birthday to her and I hope she enjoyed every minute of it! She's part of the "greatest generation". Hard working, God fearing, family oriented, and determined to live life to it's fullest. Happy, Happy Birthday!

Margie said...

Lovely and touching post.
Hope your mom had a wonderful birthday,

Linda said...

That was beautiful! I hope my children will be able to say such nice things about me in 20 years!!
Happy Birthday to your mom!!

Rick Watson said...

Moms are the best. Yours looks like a trooper.
R

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