Thursday, September 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sweet mama

Happy Birthday to my beautiful mama.
I’ve got this picture, of my mom at 17 in a white tank top, hands throw bank and laughing hysterically.
I took a picture of my mom this past weekend, dancing and laughing. I mean, its been 28 years, and nothing has changed. How wonderful is that? My mom carries herself in a way that lets you know: it’s not about age, it’s simply about who much you love and laugh.

This past weekend, we celebrated early. I drove home to Pahrump. We ate lots of good food and told our favorite family stories over cupcakes.

My mom shares bits of wisdom with all her kids (there’s four of us.) We were talking about how quickly time passes, how suddenly things happen, and she said to my brothers and sister, you never know how people are going to remember you, so you have to love and speak to people like it’s your last day.

Mom, people will remember your smile. How you made each place brighter by just being apart of it. People will remember your laugh- how it made the whole room come to life. People will remember your heart, your honesty, your love for scarves, tea, and warm conversations. People will remember that each day you made them feel a little better about themselves.

Each day, I am thankful for you. But especially today. Because 45 years ago, the most wonderful person was born. Life isn’t always easy so thank you for showing me that if I am appreciating the journey, every destination will be special.

Thanks for showing me how to find peace in chaos, to find comfort in the uncomfortable.
I am so glad that growing up means growing closer to you.
I am so happy that my life has you in it, I know many people would say the same.

Thank you for being the beautiful, witty, loving, person I know. Happy Birthday, my sweet mama. I love you with my whole heart.


  1. This is such a beautiful post. Your mom sounds just lovely...inside as well as out!

  2. what a great post and beautiful photos of your mom! hope she had a great birthday


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