Monday, August 2, 2010

happy birthday to yooouuuuuu!

so today . . . is my mom's birthday.

birthdays seem to be about how old you are, but i'm not going to tell you how old my mom is. because if you have ever met her, you wouldn't believe me anyway! no one does. sometimes people look at diandra and me and my mom, and shake their heads--because the math just doesn't work. diandra seems older than she is, my mom seems younger, and there i am in the middle . . . which is not a bad place to be :)

my mom is way younger than her birth certificate would show. i think that is because she has so many interests. and she is always learning new things--mostly electronic things. she is on facebook. she is on twitter. she sends text messages. she even uses the internet on her new phone to read my blog sometimes. and now she is learning to read from a kindle.

according to my friend wendy's facebook page, mark twain said, "age is an issue of mind over matter. if you don't mind, it doesn't matter." i think that is true. age is somewhat relative. it doesn't really matter how old a person is. what matters is who a person is.

my mom is smart and funny and well-read and organized. she loves her family and her dog and her friends and her church--even though none of them are perfect. well, except for the dog. she likes movies and puzzles and books and electronics. she hates to have her picture taken. (i know this about her, but i really wanted a picture for this blog. i searched my photo files, but mom sightings are few and far between! i was lucky to find this one.) she is strong and healthy and takes good care of herself, so that she will continue to be strong and healthy for a very long time.

my mom is awesome. i hope i am just like her when i grow up :)

happy birthday mom! i love you!!

1 comment:

mom said...

Oh, thank you for your kind words. I am just able to respond because I still haven't figured out how to comment from my phone. This was probably the best picture of me you could have found. Leaves me puzzled. I tried to post it for my facebook profile picture but couldn't get it to go. Thanks again for being the daughter that is so easy to be proud of and I most of all love you as you are one of the few people that seems able to overlook my faults, which I know are many. May you live longer than me and always be healthy and happy.