Happy Birthday Mama


Today marks a very special day in the life of one of my most special, favorite people. Today is my Mama's birthday. There is something special about the mother-daughter bond. It's why so many girls would describe their own mother as the best ever. That is certainly how I feel about my mother, she is the best mother.

She lead by example teaching me how very important it is to love Jesus, to be kind, to be thoughtful, to be gracious, to be loving, to be caring, to be selfless, to be thankful, to be honest and to be hard working. She taught me what it means to truly love someone unconditionally.

She taught me how to smile no matter what life throws at you, and know that tomorrow will bring new promises and hope when you feel down. She taught me to value myself, to surround myself with like minded people and to know when it's time to cut ties when someone isn't good for you.

She taught me to honor my commitments and to keep my promises. She made me value education, perseverance and personal values. She raised me to be a strong woman.

If you're new to my blog, you may not know this about me, about us. This is why I feel our bond is so strong. I was adopted at 3 days old. God basically hand-picked these amazing people to be my parents. And y'all, I won the parent lottery!

She has been my loudest cheerleader and she always believes in me, even when I don't believe in myself. I know she has many more lessons to teach me as the years continue to roll on, and each day I value our relationship more than the day that has past.

Then on top of being an amazing mom, she’s the best grandmother ever. She goes by Nanny, and she sure loves these two. These littles of mine have no clue how blessed they are to have a Nanny as wonderful as she is. I’m so glad that our littles have her right next door to love and care for them. And teach them and help them. And let’s be completely honest…She spoils them too.  Y'all, we have lived out the "it takes a village" mantra.

If it wasn't for this woman, I would not be who I am today. It is certainly a blessing to be able to say your mother is your best friend. And she is clearly that, my best friend. I live beside her, normally see her every day and talk to her a million times a day.  She never once complains of the hundreds of times I call her to ask silly questions like what does bad hamburg smell like, I have a skunk in my chicken coop and need your help or can you look and see if this injury is emergency room worthy? I am truly blessed!

As we look towards the future, I just want you to know Mom, I love you. It feels like such an inadequately simple phrase to express how very much I care for you. My life is blessed because you are in it. Everything I am and will be, I owe to you. You're the best. I hope the year to come is one of your very best yet!