Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Mum!

Today is my dear sweet Mother's birthday!! Happy Birthday Mum! I'm not going to say how old she is because both she and I have a tendency to not count birthdays. We celebrate, of course, but don't add the years on, which is totally fine in my book!

[On their wedding day! No wonder I have curly hair, eh!]

She's an amazing Mom! She had to find a job and go to work when I was 10 years old because my Dad (a/k/a Al) fell off a roof, broke his hip and was laid up for quite some time. She became a working mom way before it was the norm.

She encouraged me and my brothers and sisters, always telling us we could be or do anything we set our minds to do. She listened and commiserated when we called her with tales of woe. Shortly after Mr. Tennis and I got married, we moved to Philadelphia for the Hubs to attend law school. One disaster after another on the road led me to call her crying repeatedly (at least two or three times, maybe more). After one of those desperate telephone calls, I do recall that she questioned whether the priest actually signed our marriage license and said maybe I could just come home and leave the Hubs to deal with a broken-down U-haul in the mountains of Pennsylvania! Funny!! She didn't really mean it, but it did make me feel better!

She's had many health issues over the past ten years and especially the last year,
and I am so thankful that she is with us and able to celebrate her birthday!
Love you Mom!


Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet birthday post for your Mom. I know how much you adore her and I love the fact that you talk on the phone each and every day! I hope you have fun celebrating with her this weekend! Love the pictures too!

P.S. Can't wait to hear more about the broken down U-Haul. What a hoot!

Kim K. said...

What beautiful pictures. Have a wonderful birthday celebration.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I knew you must have a nice mom! She was a beautiful bride.

Have fun celebrating.


Gail said...

What a wonderful tribute and birthday post about your mom!!! You look so much like her btw...beautiful!

Shell in your Pocket said...

My mother had a heart attack about a month ago...So I know exactly how you feel!

sandy toe

p.s. happy birthday to her!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

what a beautiful post in honor of your mom : ) Happy Birthday to your Mom!!! I hope she has a beautiful day.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Awww happy Birthday to your Mom! My sisters birthday is tommorow :)
Enjoy those sweet moments~

Alyson and Ford said...

You have a wise mother! Wonder family!

Alyzabeth's Mommy