Sunday, October 2, 2011

~~~~THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY MORNING~~~~ and Birthday Seventy-Seven

 ~LIFE IS SWEET~

Yesterday my beautiful Mother turned seventy-seven.
I can't believe it!
And neither can she...
~YUMMY CUPCAKES~

We spent a simple evening together celebrating her life.  We dined on Mexican Food and I couldn't resist taking her to a new cupcake shop in town for a sweet treat!  My Momma chose a Carrot-Cake Cupcake and I picked the Strawberry Shortcake one still sitting on the plate.
~CHURCH GOING FAMILY~
About 1963

The picture above is how my Mother will always look to me.  She was about 29 years old when it was taken outside of my childhood church in Hacienda Heights, California.  She was white-glove elegant (she has them on in the picture) and wise beyond her young years...  

If I could share one thing with you about my Mom it would be this...

For all of her amazing talent, her whit, social graces and absolutely gutsy determination, the one thing I will remember forever and ever is how in love she has always been with my Father... 
  ~BEAUTIFUL BRIDE~
1956

Happy Birthday, Mom!  I hope and pray you know how deeply you are loved!

~~*~~

(Thank you, God, for the gift of a loving Mother!)

Blessings as you celebrate with JOY the lives of those you love...

Love to you...

35 comments:

Debby said...

Happy birthday to your sweet mom!! Love,Debby from Italy

jojo said...

many wonderful birthday blessing for your mother...she is beautiful, then and now. Best wishes and Happy Birthday!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Mom. You are both amazing and adorable. Hugs, blessings and love sent your way! Marilou

John'aLee said...

Awwww....what a wonderful post!

Heidi said...

Your mother is gorgeous, and you are so lucky that she is still with you! I was raised Catholic as well; I remember my mother giving me "the look" in church if my behavior was less than acceptable! Sadly, my mom has dementia and doesn't know who I am anymore but I am so glad I was there for her and toured Europe with her when I could.

Becky~ said...

Goodmorning Rebecca!A very Happy Birthday to your mom of 77 years young.My mother will be 80 years young soon....my how time flys but special memories are made that way.


Have a blessed sunday!

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Happy birthday for your 77 year old Mama! You seem to have celebrated it well together.
Love to you and enjoy the afterglow...

Mariette

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Rebecca
You are fortunate to have a loving relationship with your mother, not all of us do. I can see the resemblance of beauty in you two lovely ladies and I wish your mom a happy birthday.
Judith

The Old Cupboard Door said...

Your post is very heart warming..Happy Birthday to you dear sweet mom.

The Old Cupboard Door said...

Your post is very heart warming..Happy Birthday to you dear sweet mom.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful sweet tribute to your beautiful Mom. How wonderful that you still have her. May she enjoy many more years of good health, happiness and love.

KatyDidStitches said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to a lovely lady! How wonderful that you were able to enjoy each other on her special day!

Kathy

Theresa said...

Oh what a sweet Mama you have! I know you love her and cherish her friendship! Give her a big 'ole Birthday hug from me! Have a blessed day dear Rebecca, HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy Birthday blessings are sent your mom's way! She was and is beautiful! Sweet post Rebecca. Hugs to you and your mom.

Nancy

Denise said...

Oh Rebecca,isn't that something.Happy Birthday to your blessed Mommy.We were both blessed as children,to have Christian parents.We raised our children in Hac.Hts,We lived there for 18 years until the youngest got married.We lived near the little library.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Rebecca, Happy Birthday to your sweet Mom. What a beautiful tribute to her. It's so nice that you and your mother spent the day together celebrating her birthday. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Chatty Crone said...

How birthday to your very lovely mother! sandie

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Happy Birthday to your mommy....today is my husband's birthday. When I dream, my mom and dad are always young...I really think that is how they are in Heaven now!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Good Morning dear friend!! Wishing your beautiful mama a wonderful Happy Birthday!! Love the first photo of the 2 of you celebrating together :) A special memory to cherish!

Those snowmen you are showing are just ADORABLE!!! Love them!! Christmas will be upon us before we know it, right, lol :)

Have a lovely day and upcoming week!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Suzann said...

Hello Rebecca

Happy Birthday to your Momma

Enjoy your day!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Sherri B. said...

A beautiful tribute for your beautiful Mother. A very Happy Birthday wish to her. xo

Gwendolyn said...

Rebecca ,
What a beautiful birthday post for your mother. The love you feel for her is flowing on the page.. I would say she is blessed to have you for a daughter also.
Hugs to you and your sweet mother.

Dolores said...

Happy Birthday to your talented and beautiful mom!!
I love the old and new pictures......beautiful family!!!!!!

Mary said...

Happy birthday to your sweet mommy! So glad you were able to celebrate with cupcakes. I just discovered your blog and shop - I want to add you to my blog reader list but need to know should I add your blog or your shop - in other words, which way will assure notification when new items are added to your shop? Love everything you make, so beautiful.

Hugs,
Mary @ Redo 101

Mari said...

Hi Sweet Rebecca~
What is it about this post that makes me want to cry!!
Its the beauty with which you write it, with deep love :) thank you for a beautiful and touching post and many sweet birthday wishes for your dear and gentle mommy :)

xox~Mari

Lisa & Gerald said...

Awwww too sweet...Happy Birthday to your mom.....Big hugs.....♥

Yasmin Smith said...

Happy birthday to your sweet mother!! She is such a lovely lady...then and now. I know how much you love her and how close you two are...you are lucky to still have her in your life.....
my mother lived to be 91 1/2 and she was my best friend...I miss her so even eleven years later..
Enjoy all the time you can with yours,,,,,Big hugs to you both....
Francy

Christine said...

So glad you had a great time with your mother on her birthday. Good memories for the both of you.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! How blessed you are to still have her. Enjoy your time together!~Hugs, Patti

sonya said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! I'm so glad you got to spend a wonderful day together.
Hugs and love to you,
Sonya

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rebecca, Happy Birthday to your sweet mother. She is adorable! Loved all the pictures, too.

I hope you are feeling better. I got stuck offline for a few days because of a computer malfunction, but I must have done something to unjam it somehow. Because it is working again so I wanted to check in with you.

XO,

Sheila

Marilyn said...

You Mom is a beautiful lady!! May she have many more years of good health!! Happy Birthday!!
Marilyn

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

A Happy Birthday to your Mom, Rebecca. She is lovely!
..Our birthday's are only six days apart, and we are only two year apart. Both of us were married in the fifties, except I was married in 1954.
October is a wonderful month to be born in.
we were having our babies at the same time.. :)

Nannyaboo said...

Becky--
You always surprise me with your sweet words and loving acts. Thank you for making my 77th a wonderful day to remember. I loved being with you and your hubby. Thanks too, to all your friends for their wonderful birthday greetings.
Love you-- Mom

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!! I hope your celebration was wonderful with her. I love the pictures--they are totally precious!!! And I love that in your parent's wedding picture that Jesus in the Garden painting was behind them...how special is that?
Love,
Cindy

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