Monday, May 9, 2011

happy birthday mom!

it has been a whirlwind week... most of my free time from work was spent helping kate get all the final details together for eme's 1st birthday party on saturday. it was an awesome day and she posted a fun photo recap on her blog. if you haven't seen it yet- be sure to check it out. she's amazing.

today is a very special day! it's my mom's birthday today. i feel like every year her birthday gets lost and/or combined with mothers day. she's always so gracious about it of course but i still wanted to give her a little blog shoutout.

my mom is one amazing lady. if you know her, you'd understand. she's one of the strongest women i know and so compassionate and giving. if you're sad or upset she'll be the first person to come hug you or cry right alongside you. she's so incredibly selfless and would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. my mom has definitely taught me how to love others... especially those who the rest of the world rejects.

she's a spiritual mom to so many. most people call her "mama ruthie" and there's a reason for that. they feel the love of a mother from her. i'm one of only 4 people who actually get to say that she really is their mom. a pretty special privilege if i do say so myself. you always know you've got a great mom when people tell you how jealous they are and that they wish they had a mom like yours! the older she gets the more adventurous she becomes. she's gone to africa with me twice and that's a tough trip!

so happy birthday mom! i hope you get to rest a bit today and soak in this beautiful day. thanks for all the love you to continue to pour out to me and the rest of our family. we're so blessed to have you! i love you so much and i'm so honored to be your daugher! 



Tatiana said...

You've got such a gorgeous momma! And this is such a sweet post :-) A big happy birthday to her!

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

I love my mommy too!!!!!!!!!! I hope she's not upset I totally didn't write a blog today. Got sidetracked like whoa. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMMMMMM!

Hailey @ Me and My Boys said...

What a sweet post! Happy Birthday to your mom!

Jo-Anne said...

You're so sweet! Your mom is lucky to have you too. Happy Birthday to your amazing Mom! =)

Kristen said...

your mama IS awesome! how lucky you are to have her and how lucky she is to have you!!

Unknown said...

your mom sounds awesome! happy birthday!

Biz said...

From what I've heard from you and Katie, your mom sounds absolutely lovely. A very happy birthday to her! :)

Nicole said...

Yay!!! Happy Birthday to your mom! She sounds AMAZING!

Ruth Witmer said...

Sue, This is absolutely the best present ever! You are so sweet and thanks so much for taking time to come and have dinner out with Dad and I, it really made my day.
You have given me so much courage and helped me to step outside my comfort zone.
I feel so Blessed to be your Mom and even though I have some who call me "Momma Ruthie", Only four of you hold that really special place in my heart where I can proudly say, "they're my kids, aren't they amazing"!! So thankful that your my daughter, I am truly Blessed and I love you so very much!