Saturday, September 11, 2010

Today's my Mom's Birthday

(sorry for only one picture, STILL don't have a computer so can't scan any photos)
here she is with Uncle Roger ( her little brother) and Aunt Kathryn (the best Aunt in THE world)

Mary Louise Grooms, named after her grandmother.
She is 83 today, yep 9/11
and she tells everyone that her birthday is now ruined!

Things have changed for her. She no longer dyes her hair, she has embraced her age. She will even tell people how old she is, now THAT is a big one.

She is know far and wide as the CARD LADY. She mails out at least 3 cards a day. Usually Birthday cards.. to almost anyone she has ever known... and their kids... and now grand kids.

My mom is enjoying her life and all her family! What more could there be?
There has been sadness, the love of her life (all of ours, my dad) died in 1988 and my sister Louisa died 12 years ago from breast cancer.
And that is something you just don't get over, but it has helped define her life.

Now she is up here...with me.... (which she will tell you that I made her move from her home of 50 years ) (and... I will add kicking and screaming)
My mom was the best mom, that was her job she never did work outside the home and she never drove. She taught me all about cleaning, and being organized and ALL ABOUT MAKING THINGS, sewing and creating!

Happy Birthday Mother!

5 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

happy birthday to your mom..my mom turns 84 in November and still has her hair colored and my dad passed away in 87..my mom is still in Utah..hoping to go home and see her next year..she will never move..she wants to die in her home I think..

Marydon said...

Hapy birthday to your Mother, how beautiful she looks. Enjoy your day & celebration.
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Mumsy said...

Happy Birthday to your mother. Hope she had a wonderful day. Hugs!

DeEtta said...

I love your mom. I can never remember when her birthday is so now I know I will put it in my birthday book and next year she will be remembered. She always, without fail, sends me a birthday card and I appreciate that.

Give your mom a BIG Happy Birthday Wish from me.

Em said...

WAit, I thought you got a new computer??? I am hoping to have some answers about mine this week.