Saturday, January 06, 2007

61! Wow, that's old.


Wasn't that title funny, Mom? Are you laughing?; you don't look like you are.

My mom turned the big 6-1 on the 6th, which is today, right? Well, no, but I backdated this post. See how techno-savvy I am?

I missed her birthday post by 4 days, so here it is.

What do I say about this woman who sits here with me in goofy 3D glasses, and is thoroughly enjoying it, just like I am? She is my clone, or I guess actually, I am hers. Not appearance-wise, as you can see, but personality-wise, yes!

We are both dingbats, have no sense of direction, love to laugh and be silly, and are generally in a good mood. We always said, growing up, that my sister was a lot like my dad and no question, my mom and I were two peas in a pod.

I sure haven't wondered far from her. I live about 50 feet away. I don't tell her often, but she is everything to me. She is my best friend, the one who I can tell anything to, and she will always listen and let me know that she is genuinely interested. She is my outing partner, she's always up for going most anywhere with me and the kids. She's my 'fixer-of-all'. She alters my family's clothes, and fixes anything broken. I can't count the number of times I say 'We'll just bring it to Maw-Maw's, she can fix anything'. Oh, by the way, she is an incredible 'Maw-Maw' to all seven of her grandchildren. I keep waiting for my kids to outgrow wanting to go visit 'Maw-Maw' but they never do.

I've always thought that we were alike in so many ways, but the one thing I've always felt along with that, was that I could never measure up to the person that she is. She's always there for her family and her friends. She's generous beyond belief and honest and caring. She's my example of what I want to be 'when I grow up'. She's so many things that I strive to be. Maybe one day I'll get there. Until I do, I'll appreciate the fact that she's in my life.

Happy Birthday, Mom! I love you more than mud. And penguins. And even muddy penguins.




(now there's your birthday post, so you can shut up ;^)

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Na! Your words touched my heart, and this is, without a doubt, the best "birthday card" I ever received. (Even though I asked where it was!)
The picture is priceless. We are just so "lovely".
Love you more than choc-choc. Mom

beki said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Adele!!

Renee, you are lucky to have such a wonderful mom. She really is a special lady.

teri said...

she looks young enough to be your sister, seriously.

Happy Birthday to Renee's mom.

Greta said...

WOW she don't look 61....Happy birthday mom

martie said...

Happy, happy birthday to your mom! I will turn 61 in May....so I know she isn't really OLD!!

How nice that the two of you are able to spend time together. Sounds as if the love and feelings between the two of you is mutual!!!

Shash said...

Hey great looking! Happy Birthday!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Renee's mom. Mom's are special. I don't know where I would be without mine.

chesneygirl said...

Happy Birthday FroggieMom mom!!!

I was gonna say the same as many already have....she doesn't look 61 at all!

My mom alters my family's clothes too. Mom's are great like that, aren't they? I often wonder if/when anything happens to my mom who is going to fix our clothes cause I have never learned....which means I won't be able to fix my son's families clothes someday. Okay enough ramble, sorry.

Toes in the sand said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

momyblogR said...

What a great post....Happy Birthday Mom!!

Some how I think you don't lack much measuring to Mom. Remember, good genes are just good genes. :)

Nicki said...

That was definitely a sweet post for your Momma, Renee. :) Happy belated Birthday to her.

Thanks for stopping by my 'place', even though I'm never there anymore. Hopefully, with time, I'll get back into the swing of posting.

I hope you had a great Christmas and are enjoying the New Year!!

Spikey1 said...

Happy 61!

BlondeMom said...

Happy Belated Birthday Renee's mom! I hope I look as great as you at 61!

Chantal said...

Your Mom makes 61 look hotter than 31!

Happy Birthday to her!

Mrs. Flinger said...

I love your tribute to your mom. And y'all look so alike! I just love it. Happy Birthday!!

mamatulip said...

Renee, I love this post. And I love that picture -- the love between the two of you is so apparent.

Happy Birthday to Renee's Mom!

holli said...

I love that post too!!! I love mommy posts! And the pic is too cute. Your mom is too cute and I don't see how you can look so incredible in 3D glasses? Good grief???

Can I send stuff to the fixer-of-all? Like my life???

Happy birthday to Maw Maw!!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

^starshine said...

Tears! I've got tears in my eyes! What a sweet post to your Mama.

That is some serious love if you love her more than penguins! :)

Pendullum said...

Happy Birthday to your mom...
Love her more than Muddy Penguins... Now that says everything!!!

Lisa M. said...

You're both so beautiful-

Many more happy days-

To you both.

Froggie Mama said...

happy belated birthday to froggiemom's mom!! ♥ i just LOVE the pic! soo fun! =)

sorry i haven't been around lately! i don't know what my prob is! LOL

have a great week! and YES - Tad does look (and act!!) like his Daddy!

DebbieDoesLife said...

Wow! Your mom is gorgeous! I hope I look half that good at 61!! Happy Birthday!

Cheryl Wray said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!! That is just the cutest picture of the two of you!! You two are both just gorgeous!!

Mindy said...

Wow, your mom looks great! And how blessed you are to have such a great friend in your mom! Happy Birthday to her!