It is my mom’s birthday!
Happy Birthday, Mommiekins-
This is a big one! Are you doing OK? I won’t say how old you are, but will only mention you graduated high school in 1957. But life is good, right? You finally got dad to retire, sort of. We’ll keep on him, mamala!
I think it is an amazing thing that the yearbook committee described you as, “A girl certain to please God.” And long before Rick Warren published that wildly popular little volume on ‘purpose,’ you’d already determined yours: To live a holy life by walking close to the Lord.
And my sweet mama-I think you have fulfilled God’s purpose for your life in your generation! I believe you have pleased God. I am making the call – you have lived and are living a holy life because something of the sacred permeates all the hours and minutes of your life. You are blessed. You were a loved daughter, and are now an honored mother and grandmother and great-grandmother. You walk in health and the beauty of a heart that always chose love and believing the best in people.
I just wanted to say that you are the woman I admire above all others I thank-you for asking God for me, for loving me and raising me for Jesus. I still tear up at the line in the country song, “And when the day is done, my mama’s still my biggest fan,” because I know that and carry it close everyday!
So-know that you are called blessed. Know that all of your children and their children and their children’s children call you blessed and praise God for you. We’re the reason you were born – in case you wanted to know!
Stay for a long, long time, mamala. I love you!…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Call mom – wish her a happy day!