Monday, November 17, 2008

Grateful for my Mom!

She turns 60 today. 60!! It is hard to think of my mom being that old. She was only 20 when I was born (which means my 40th is fast approaching) so she was always the youngest of my friends' moms. She's a beautiful 60 - certainly doesn't look anywhere near that age to me.

I am so grateful to have a good relationship with her. I was so excited to move close to her and I have loved being able to get together. We spent a fabulous day in Portland in October, indulging in a shared love of fabric and textiles. And I was able to host a big family party for her birthday yesterday. I looked around the room at my gathered family and just loved it.

She is a great woman and she has taught me so much. She is very polished and speaks well. An emphasis on grammer, punctuation, spelling and proper English is definitely something I learned from her. She helped instill my love for fabric and sewing and probably all things crafty, though she won't claim it all. She is a wonderful cook and I like to believe it rubbed off a bit on me. She loves children, especially the preschool set - something we definitely share.

She is concerned about her neighbor, whoever that might be and has always been a great example of service. She taught me well. What a very blessed daughter I am.