Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My mom.  Such an inspiration. 

In celebration of her birthday, J and I took her to get her ears pierced.  We had fun looking around the mall, trying on sparkly tiaras, shoe shopping, lunch at a favorite restaurant, and then thrift store shopping (so much more fun than mall shopping!).

Lots of laughter.  Much needed, as Mom's lost two siblings in the past two weeks, plus a close friend.  And Dad, a year ago.

I love that she stays so engaged in life.  She continues to learn to watercolor.  She is active in volunteer work.  She helps with the felting and new clothing line.

We have had our rough moments over the years, being very different people, being mother and daughter.  But, she is an irreplaceable treasure to me.  And a reminder to keep moving forward, no matter what.


  1. Happy Birthday to your Mom! To keep on living in the face of loss shows strength of self and honors those who have passed on. Sounds like your Mom really knows how to embrace life.

  2. Oh. Happy Birthday to your mom, and how amazing! so much loss, and yet embracing life. I know that mom - daughter tug of war, and yet .... she is still your mom, and the bond is tight.