Happy Birthday to My Mom!

We’re both a lot older now! My mom turns 86 today and my dad will be 87 in May. My mother is truly the Proverbs 31 woman. She has always put her children and husband as a top priority in her life. Her first child died at 2 years old and she has raised 8 others sewing clothes for the girls and making 3 meals a day most of our lives except for Sunday mornings. On Sunday mornings because we’d all be in a hurry to get ready for church she’d get a break and we’d have store bought coffee cake for breakfast. Usually it was a frozen Sara Lee variety. Of course there would be preparations under way already for Sunday lunch. Usually we’d bring someone extra home for that lunch, too. Once in the while in the middle of the week my father would pick up a pizza from Johnny’s and we’d even get soda to have with it. (Did I get that right siblings? Was it Johnny’s pizza?)

So today I am thanking our God Almighty for giving us a mother who loves us, sacrifices for us, and loves her husband. It’s a wonderful heritage and we have benefited in many ways from it.

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

14 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to My Mom!

  1. Ellen, thanks so much for “visiting” me. Happy birthday to your mother. Just read your post about her and it reminds me so much of my own mother. Yes, three meals a day that, to us girls, seemed effortless. I’m sure they weren’t. We usually had pastries from a local bakery for Sunday morning breakfast. Occasionally we had lunch after church at a local cafeteria. More often than not, we arrived home and by the time we changed our clothes there would be a delicious meal on the table.

    Thanks for the memories!


  2. A precious mother/daughter photo! Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman…who took her mothering role seriously. May she have a most blessed 86th birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday to your very dear mom! May she be blessed in every way that she has blessed others.

    We went out to a restaurant once a year – on Boxing Day – my dad wanted my mother to have a break after the big Christmas day meal. I always ordered french fries and pop. I never had them any other time πŸ™‚ Always 3 home cooked meals a day at our house. And a homemade dessert after every supper πŸ™‚

  4. Happy birthday to your beautiful mom!

    You were her favorite child, right? Of course right!

    My dad and your dad are the same age! Oh the things that they have seen over the years.

  5. Happy Birthday to Ellen’s Mom and best wishes for a healthy and happy year. Ellen, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. (Trust you signed up for the giveaway). — Regards, Jane F.

  6. a Blessed Birthday to Ellen’s Mom !!!!
    Ellen, I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet you on Tues! but it seems we have something in common.
    My Mom turns 86 in 4 days and my Dad will be 87 in May (the 12)

    Lovely picture of you and your Mom !! taken a ‘few’ years ago ?? smile

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