Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Happy, Happy, Birthday Mother Dear....


Yesterday was my Mom's 25th Birthday! Yes, unfortunatley my mom is quite lucky she quit aging after the age of 25 so each year she turns 25 again. As my Dad would put it... "She's a BABE". Well, I couldn't help but think of my mom all yesterday and today as this is the first Birthday of her's that I have missed in 22 years and I am just so grateful for my mom.

I would like everyone who is reading this to know how much I LOVE my mother. She is the greatest she is there for me when I am Sad, Angry, having a bad day, sick, happy, laughing, scared, had a bad dream, and the list could literally go on and on.

She is just wonderful, I can't help but reflect on all the times she has stayed up late with me when I was a little kid sick in bed or how many times she has had to cook meals for me growing up or how many times she has had to put up with my stubborness or temper tantroms as a kid and even today still. :)

My mom has taught me practically everything I know and for that I am eternally grateful for. My mom is such a beautiful and amazing daughter of our Heavenly Father, she is a virtuous woman who loves the Lord and puts her faith and trust in his hands. While growing up I can not count how many times I would find my mom reading her scriptures at night and there were many times I would waltz right in her room to ask her a question and find her kneeling on her knees praying.

She is such a great examplar to me and I love her for all of her acomplishments in life, who she is, and for her righteous deeds and acts.

As my Dad so perfectly puts it when singing to his mother when she was here:

Mother dear, I love you so,
your happy smiling face
it's such a joy to look at,
You make home a lovly place.

Happy Birthday Mom, I love you.

The Joy of Grandkids...
The Joy of the example of my Mothers, Mom...

The Joy of being married to such a fun husband who makes us laugh...

The Joy of family to share my Birthday with...

The Joy of a deep and everlasting Friendship...

The Joy of your children's accomplishments...
The Joy of Arizona Heat...
The Joy of sharing a meal...
The Joy of precious little one's....
The Joy of entertainment...
The Joy of Time...
The Joy of Celebrating Hard Work...
The Joy of Guidance...
The Joy of Christmas...
The Joy of Hugs...
The Joy of Suprises...
The Joy of Talents...
The Joy of Delicousness...
The Joy of Health...
The Joy of Exploring...
The Joy of Sun...
The Joy of Sheer Terror and Squeels...
The Joy of Warmth...
The Joy of Childhood Memories...
The Joy of Love...
The Joy of Playing...
The Joy of Service...
The Joy of Support...
The Joy of Cheering your loved one's on...
The Joy of Conversation...
The Joy of holding little one's...
The Joy of Percerverance...
The Joy of Sucess...
The Joy of Being Together...
The Joy of Thanksgiving...
The Joy of Long Hours...
The Joy of Dedication...
The Joy of Eternal Happiness and One of my Greatest Joys in Life... My Mom...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Erin! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! What a sweet tribute. It made me cry :). The truth of it is that you are a wonderful daughter that I am so proud to be your mom. Keep being the sweetheart that you are serving, giving, working hard & serving the Lord. We missed you yesterday. Dad even bought enough chops for you & Mike for dinner :) when he went to the store (so used to our normal numbers). You are awesome! We love you guys - Hugs to you both. Love Mom

debrajo said...

I miss all of that!

I love you!

You bring us all joy, too, Erin. Our hearts still hurt to have you gone, but we know there are some good things in store for you & Mike.

We have the best mother-dear in all the world! Great post!

debrajo said...

BTW, Mom was crying in the middle of Toy Story 3 when Andy's mom hugs him good-bye, and she cried again when we talked about the movie the next day--I know she was crying because of how much she loves you & because of how hard it was for her to say good-bye to you when you moved.

Jamie said...

Great post Erin! I love your mom, she's truly the best. We love your whole family. I wish you much success in D.C.

Jamie Levi

Lindsay said...

GREAT POST Erin!! I love your Mom too death!! She is a wonderful person. Happy Birthday Deb!