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Monday, January 26, 2009

A special birthday

I would like to say "Happy Birthday" to a very special lady. Happy 60th Mom!! I know that there are alot of special moms out there but I think I have one of the best. She was only 17 when I was born and by the time she was 20 she had 4 children. I can't even imagine that.....By the time she was 30 she was a single mom that worked 2 or sometimes 3 jobs at a time to take care of us. We were never hungry, had a great home to live in and surrounded by love. She was always there for any school or sporting event we were involved in. She was there to take care of us when we were sick or to help us when we needed it. I know how tough it was to have 4 teenagers at home yet she managed to deal with all of our trials and tribulations. Though she did go gray early, I wonder

When I found myself alone as a young mom with a little baby she opened her home and took us in for 7 years. She became a second mom to my daughter and was an amazing support to me. I don't know what we would have done without her.
She is the first person i call with good news and the first i call with bad news. She always listens and is there to help in any way she can. I don't know if I ever thank her enough but I hope she knows how truly special she is to me and how lucky I am to have her in my life. Through her example I have learned what it truly means to be a mom and hope that I am doing as good as job with my children as she did with me and my siblings.

She is also a terrific grandmother to her 7 grandchildren and shares a special bond with each and every one of them.

So mom here's to you and may we be lucky enough to have you in our lives for 60 more years!!! Happy Birthday, we love you.....Cheryl, Jim, Stacey and David


RosesRadishesandRubbish said...


Best Wishes to your mum. Your story is so touching. Your more mum is one very special lady and your story brought tears to my eyes. That kind of love is so rare. You are very blessed!:) Hugs, Amy

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

PS LOVE the new are the only person I know that could take a can of pears and turn it into exquisite art!:) Hugs, Amy

Anonymous said...

I agree with Amy - wishing your Mom a very
special birthday and year!

Theresa said...

Even though I have only meet your mother once... I could tell that she was so very proud of you and that she loves you dearly. I too wish her a Happy 60th Birthday!!!



Lori said...

oh how beautiful! your mother sounds like an amazing woman...i would like to wish her a very Happy Birthday also!!!

your assemblage box is gorgeous...but then, i have never seen you make something that wasn't:)

Kim said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful mother - and ditto on the above comments about your piece :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! Blessings to her too!
There is nothing as wonderful as a loving and supportive Mom!

Joy said...

Cheryl, what a beautiful tribute to your precious mother, and thank you for sharing it with us.

The pendant arrived today and I am breathless. Thank you so so much. What an exquisite piece of art that I get to WEAR!

I'm about to put a shout-out about it on my blog too. This is indeed something to brag about!


Jen Crossley said...

Really beautiful piece of art.Your mum is very lucky