Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mothers.......

Today is Mum's birthday. I cannot tell you how irritating it is to my sister and to me too, that we, under our chemically assisted, stunning locks, are hiding more grey hair than she has, and she is 83 years old. It is a major irritation.

We are so blessed that she is fit and well (apart from the cold) and way more mentally adept than we are at the moment. She remembers everything. EVERYTHING. Sigh. The genes must have gone awol when we were born! The next stage, people, is when we are mistaken for sisters. You will be the first to hear about that, I guarantee.

I have mentioned before that I am lucky enough to come from an incredibly close and supportive family. What I may not have mentioned is that without the mother that my sister and I have been blessed with, this family may have been entirely different. We do not understimate your influence on our lives, Mum.

Happy Birthday!

12 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Happy Birthday to your precious mum, Linds.

Oh, you haven't had the good fortune of been mistaken for sisters yet? It started happening to me over 20 years ago. Yes, it's a thrill now let me tell you.

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday to your dear Mum, Linds.

I, too, have been called my mother's sister. Sigh! Guess that means she looks really young!!!!!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Mum!

You have a dear, if a bit addlepated, daughter who is greatly loved. A wonderful accomplishment!

God bless you on this day, and many more to come!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the Lovely Joy.

Wow, 83, who would've thought but the again, how old are we now!!!!!!

Tess

Penless Thoughts said...

Happy Birthday to your Mother!! You are blessed to still have her with you and I know you know that.
Susan

Mary said...

Hip Hip - Hooray!

Appreciate the fact that your mum is doing well - but unless she looks say - 36? - you wont be mistaken as sisters ;)



H.A.Y.G?

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday, Mum!! Let's have a picture of you two together -- Okay??

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Happy, HAPPY Birthday to your beloved Mom, Linds. Hope her day's been wonderful. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Morning Glory said...

Happy, happy birthday, Mum!! I hope it was a perfect day.

Jan said...

Well, I'm a day late but that doesn't mean the birthday wishes are any less sincere! I hope your Mum had a great birthday! 83! That's how old my mama will be in January! They must have had us very late in life...right? LOL!

Margaret Cloud said...

Tell your mom Happy Birthday. With the good memory your mom has you girls had better find about your roots, just have her write it down, because I waited too late to ask my mom and relatives about our history.

Barbara said...

Belated happy birthday to your Mum, Linds.