Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Day Just For Mom

Last week my Momma turned 54!

She is proud to age and is grateful to see another year.

My siblings and I do not take my Momma's birthday lightly.

We learned early that my Mom expects us to intentionally show her love on the day she was birthed into this world.

One year when my brothers, sisters, and I were teenagers we did not put much effort forth into making my Mom's birthday a special one.

My Mom sat us all down and told us that it hurt her feelings and she feels like she deserves extra love & planning for her birthday.

My siblings and I did not take this conversation lightly.

We heard the heart of a hardworking, loving, and single Mom of 5 kids.

Now every year we plan in advance for her birthday and we give her a NICE gift . Gifts are her Love Language.

We have not disappointed her since that unforgettable conversation.

This year we blessed her with a family breakfast, a trip to Tiffanys, and made a family outing to the Academy Arts of Science in San Francisco.

Mother loved it ALL!
Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12


Unknown said...

I love all of the photos! It's awesome that the whole family does something for your Mom! She's doesn't look 54 at all!


Hope your weekends going great!

xoxo ♥ -Shar

Anonymous said...

Your mum sounds awesome! My dad is turning 50 next weekend, I can't wait to celebrate with him :) x

Lena said...

Your Mom is beautiful! Happy Birthday to her! Today is actually a Parents' Day! Another reason to celebrate her :)

Unknown said...

New follower - hope to get a follow back.

Unknown said...

Cute pictures and super cute kiddos. :) Following you back. Thanks for linking up with Weekend Blog Walk. I'd love it if you could link up with Mom's Monday Mingle as well... just went live on my blog.

Jessica @ At Home Take 2

momto8 said...

how fun!! and fabulous pics!! Happy birthday to your mom!

Ladytee said...

Your Mom does not hardly look like she is 54! Mom looks great! These are lovely family pics. I can tell by the smile from ear to ear on your Mom's face that she enjoyed her day. Being able to celebrate another year of your Mom's life is a beautiful thing. Blessings

Cassie said...

That looks SO special, and you all are making such wonderful memories (and teaching your little ones such great lessons!). I found you via the Mom's Mingle and am happy to be your newest follower! I'd love a visit back at! :)

tm said...

New follower! Love your site! Looking forward to reading more!

Daisy @

Sarah said...

That is so great that you guys plan so hard for your mother. It shows so much love! You have a beautiful family!
Sarah @ It's a Boy's Life

Unknown said...

What a wonderful treat for your mom! Wishing her many more wonderful years to come!

Monica said...

This is so sweet. I imagine that she loved it and it's really nice to see everything that you did for her. It is really clear that you value her so much. Keep enjoying having her in your life. Now following you via Monday Mingle and would love for you to follow back. All the best,

Simply Tasheena said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! She looks FAB!!!

Mrs. Delightful

Liz said...

So excited to find a new friend from TTWFI!


Simply Sweet Sunday said...

What a wonderful way to love and honor your mom on her birthday!
I'm your newest follower from the Monday Mingle blog hop - hope you will stop by and say hi and return the follow!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Angela at A Typical English Home said...

Discovered your blog through the Monday Mingle blog hop and am your newest follower! I love crafting, recipes and family life so am looking forward to reading more from you!

Praises from a Wife and Mommy! said...

Hi! Following you back! What a fun day you all had!

Be Blessed,

Unknown said...

How awesome!! I love it when kids show their mom lots of love and attention :-D.

Visiting from Mom's Best Nest Flock Together Tuesday Hop!

Unknown said...

This is such a lovely post :) I agree and make sure my mum knows how much she means to me!

Tanesha x

Sarah Leonard said...

Mums rock. And your day looks like so much fun!

Visiting via the Welcome Wednesdays Hop :)


Mikki said...

What a blessing! I'm sure she'll never forget it!

Thanks for joining Flock Together yesterday. I am now your happy GFC follower.

Melissa Coleman said...

Happy Bday to your mom! :) She looks great. Moms are the best and they do deserve lots of love and attention, esp on their bdays.