Today is my mom’s birthday. The woman who gave me life and nearly drop kicked her doctor during my delivery because he was an ass who rotated me without warning, or an epidural.
If you’re a mom, you totally flinched, clenched and said a**hole
My mom is an amazing woman. She is strong, beautiful, funny, passionate, loving, smart and the original Southern Belle.
Happy Birthday Momma.
My mom making it to her first birthday was a miracle. This picture, is a miracle.
My mom was born in
mumblefiftymumblesomethingmumble. She was born with brain tumors. She survived the surgery. She survived terrible asthma and lived to thrive and take that picture. That picture up there. A powerful tribute and precious memento, a tribute to her strength and a precious memento for her mother, my Granny.
This picture is adorable to me because it reminds me not only of Princess learning to navigate stairs at your house, but because it represents to me the many obstacles you have overcome in your life with a sweet smile, grace and a sense of humor.
I don’t need to list them here.
You are powerful and strong beyond your own understanding.
I am proud of you.
Thank you for helping me to learn how to overcome my own obstacles with grace, strength and compassion. Thank you for dorm rooms, first apartments, margaritas, being there for my ADPi initiation, thank you for late night cries, for caring enough to interrogate Nathan to make sure he was good enough for your little girl. Thank you for the bachelorette party, the orgasm talks, the shopping trips but most of all, thank you for believing in me.
Mom, you are a beautiful, strong, loving, passionate, graceful, funny, smart, loving and wonderful woman.
You have taught me much in life and I am blessed by you.
I wish we could be there with you today but I know that Dad will make this day wonderful for you.
You are Princess’ favorite person and playmate.
You are my first and most special best friend and playmate.
You are more than I have words to describe.
Thank you for helping me to learn Grace, Humility, Love, Compassion, Strength, Independence, Grammar, Power, Respect and so much more.
You are my mother and my friend and I love you beyond measure.
If it ain’t messy, you ain’t havin’ fun.
Happy Birthday Momma.
All our love.
Rachel, Nathan, Princess and Monkey