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Sunday, August 03, 2008


My mom turned 81 yesterday! I was lucky enough to get to have tea with her and hang out a little bit in the afternoon.

I wish there were some way to convey how fantastic and courageous and wonderful this woman is! (She was a warbride, don't ya know?) Or how lucky I am that she is my mom and the grandmother to my kids and about 40 others (don't even ask how many great grand children!)! It would take a book to tell you about her life and the hardships and challenges she's encountered and about the honorable and diligent way she's met each of those challenges. And what a great example she is for young woman and middle aged women and older woman! And how she's given so much when she's had so little and how she's enabled so many people to go so much further, all the while, remaining so humble and so noble. Or how many people have a deep and abiding love for this woman. My best compliment is when someone recognizes me as one of Mona's girls!

She fell in the shower last week and broke her wrist (area). The surgeon had nothing but bad news as a prognosis. However, after surgery, he couldn't believe how "lucky" she turned out to be... He had no idea that she's got God's special attention and that he was only secondary player in that situation. She'll get her cast off on September 2.

During the afternoon, we were talking about family and kids and aging and stuff. She mentioned that she's starting to "feel old." What an awesome woman! She remains my inspiration!

So... happy birthday mom!!! And, I hope, for me.... many many more!
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  • ARIAL61
    Patti, I have no doubt how awesome your mom is. Look what a lovely daughter she raised! Maybe you should write that book about Mona ... if for no other reason but for your family to have it to pass down to the younger generation.
    4183 days ago
  • BUNS4BOOTS
    You two women are so beautiful.. and what an inspirational story.. Have a blessed journey! emoticon
    4183 days ago
  • NYHARLEYHUN
    Your mother sounds like a fantastic person. You are lucky to have her. And likewise, she is lucky to have you! It is apparent your love for her.
    4187 days ago
  • KERIBELLE
    I loved your blog. It made me miss my mom like crazy (she's in New York and I'm in Oregon) but I still loved it and it made me realize how lucky I am too. I'm glad your mom's okay.

    Keri : )

    P.S. She's lucky to have you!
    4191 days ago
  • BLESSINGS8855
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    Mom's are fantastic! I just recently lost mine but she's STILL an inspiration to me. Thank you Moms everywhere!
    4191 days ago
  • CATHERINEKIRBY
    As a mother of two daughters, I wish to be the person for which a daughter speaks so highly of. Well done and thank you for being so loving of your mom.

    Happy birthday to her! And thanks for the reminder of who much a daughters love can mean to her mom. I will be calling mine soon.

    catherine
    4191 days ago
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