Hi friends. I’m on my work computer, which is not typical of Friday Morning Coffee but we have a new babysitter downstairs and I wanted to leave her alone with the kids for awhile, so, here I am, with my coffee. It’s pretty nice.
Today is my Mom’s birthday. This is a pretty exciting day because without her I wouldn’t be here. My brothers and sisters wouldn’t be here, either, neither would my kids or the 5,321 nieces and nephews who so wonderfully grace our lives.
For everybody’s birthday, she does an amazing birthday post on her blog. She takes hours choosing just the right photos and saying just the right thing. It’s something that’s very dear to her and it’s something that we all look forward to reading. It’s really special, especially when you’re the lucky birthday person.
Just to give you an idea, these are all the people who get a birthday post.
She’s a very busy lady.
Not just busy but hardworking and caring and loving and understanding beyond comprehension. I love that my mom has taught me (and has continued to teach me) to always listen, to be open to new ideas, to believe in myself and how to love, unconditionally. She teaches this simply by living this way. It’s beautiful and I’m so lucky to have had her as my example.
Happy Birthday, Mom. I hope today, this weekend, this entire year brings you joy, bigger joy, than you have ever known.