Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday. In honor of her special day I thought I would share some thoughts about my mother. I am quite certain that if you were able to pick your mom, sister, daughter, aunt, or grandma that my mom would have quite a line up of people for her. So many that we'd probably have to do a lottery to make it fair. For example, my mom bought eight tickets, front row, for the stadium of fire this year so that my little cousins could see Miley Cyrus. She didn't do this for any specific reason, only because she knew it would bring smiles to their faces. My mom routinely takes Den'ja for sleepovers. He loves his grandma so much and I am able to relax knowing that he is in very capable hands. The best part is that I don't have to pack a single thing for him because she has everything he needs at her house. Recently she has been spending evenings up at the hospital with my cousin who is on bedrest expecting twins. She takes her up movies, magazines, and games to help pass the time and stays with her so she's not lonely. Also, my mom is a great example to me. Recently she was called to be the primary chorister. This is funny for three reasons. One, my mom cannot read music. Two, she cannot carry a tune. And three, she has no idea how to lead music. Despite these facts she readily accepted this calling and has decided to give it her absolute best shot. She is learning a lot and although I'm sure it is a little stressful for her she has shown me that a positive outlook and willingness to serve are what's most important. I could go on and on for days about my mom and her amazingness, but I will quit now. Happy Birthday, I love you and you're the best mom!