Saturday, October 28, 2006

Happy Birthday, Mommy!

Yesterday was my mom's 63rd birthday. While she has been through a lot of hard times in her life, she has always found a way to keep God as her focus. She's experienced a bad marriage that she left (thank God), a very deadly form of cancer, non-cancer health problems, a child who drove her crazy, and a mother who would have made Hitler cry (almost drove me to a breakdown). Despite all of it, my mom managed to not give up hope of better things for herself or for me.

Because of my mom and her faith, I have been raised in a Christian home. Even though it took until I was in my early 20s, and while I maintain my rough edges and potty mouth as I go through my late 30s, I do know to whom I belong and to whom I have given my life. Without God blessing me with my mother (all of our issues included), I never would have had the faith I now have. I hope God has huge blessings for my mom in the future...she deserves them!

How can you not love a mom who can identify the Metallica and Motley Crue songs during hockey game stoppages?

4 comments:

wrecksE said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. She sounds like an awesome lady. Lord knows we all have our rough edges :)

RT said...

Mine are quite jagged. Don't know...sounds like a song, Wreckse.

She is awesome, and I wish she believed in herself to see it. I think I'm supposed to learn from her life.

The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Happy b-day to you mom!!

RT said...

I'm sure she's very happy to have another one.

None of her brothers or sisters called to wish her a happy birthday...damn dysfunctional arses!