Tuesday, September 23, 2008

HB Mom

happy birthday mom! today she is in colorado with my little sis, jamie and her cute family celebrating her birthday. we were able to celebrate a little before she left and we will celebrate a little more when she gets home. i hope she has a fabulous day!

my mom has a very special gift, she knows exactly what her family needs and how we go about getting what we need. my sisters know this too, without any doubt. this summer i was getting over being sick and pretty much couldn't get back on track. i felt like i was in the deep end of a swimming pool and my chin was barely above the water. my house looked like a bomb went off, i had laundry that was so overwhelming that i didn't even know where to begin. one day my mom said to me, "tomorrow i am coming over to help you with anything you need help with." how did she know? she hadn't been to my house or seen the laundry room. did i have written on my forehead "HELP ME I AM DROWNING!!" that only she could see? of course not. she just KNEW. she always just KNOWS. she saved me. she is saving all of us all the time. this is just one example of the many times. i love this special gift she has.

she is probably wondering where this picture was taken. i was a senior and we were in florida for one of those silly cheerleading competitions. of course they were not silly at the time. we went to florida my junior and senior year just ME and HER. It was so much fun.

i hope you have a wonderful day mom! thank you again for always saving me. love you. i know kind of a long post- but my mom is worth it.

8 comments:

Jamie said...

this is mom letting you know just how much your birthday message meant to me. I'm crying right now.
I honestly am the lucky one to be blessed with 3 such beautiful daughters. You girls and my 11 awesome grandchildren are the light of my life. I love you all,
thanks for making my bday so special. I love you!

tammy said...

Such a sweet post. And such a sweet comment from your mom. You're right, she is worth it! Hope she has a fabulous day!

Tanja said...

What a great picture of the two of you and her comment is so sweet I am tearing up!

Happy Birthday to your mom, and I hope your having a great day Collette!

Amy said...

holy cow... I am about crying. I wish you mom had a gift for knowing when your friends were at the deep end of the swimming pool.. just kidding! Your mom is such a cute lady. Happy Birthday! She is having a birth month with all the celebrating! That is the BEST!

Holly H. said...

Seriously, what would we do without our moms? I love your story about her and hope she had a super day!

devri said...

She is definatly 100% worth it.. great tribute to your mother... She sounds(from her comment) that she is one beautiful lady.

tammy said...

Yep, my sister's name is Collette, I was going to tell you that, but kept forgetting. That's funny that you've never liked your name! It's so french. Well, I guess I didn't like my given name either. It's Tamara and I hate it! So I guess we're really not that different. I called my sister Coco when we were growing up, and then later and now, just Coke. Did you have a nickname or did you always go by the whole name?

Amy said...

I tagged you...give up all the funny things about you!