Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.  ~Jewish Proverb

Today is my mother’s birthday and I wanted to send along a heartfelt birthday wish to the woman I most admire.  She is an amazing wife, mother and grandmother who serves as a constant source of inspiration to me!

Her style and grace began young.  Here she is pictured at left with some little friends when she was about two or three years old!   I just love this photo!

I really enjoy looking through old photos at my mom and seeing how beautiful she was and how gracefully she has aged over the years!
Reserved yet fun and spirited, full of laughter and resolve…my mother survived cancer at the age of 34 when I was four.   She proceeded to set an example for me of how to live life to the fullest.  She is incredibly stylish, always put together and always there with great advice.  She made me clothes, baked, cooked, read story books, drew pictures, played games, came to school, volunteered, set an example for me by working and having a career, has been incredibly kind to everyone in her life and has been ever present in every way in my life.   To have someone you know you can always count on is truly priceless. 
  When I was knee deep in babies and bottles and in a bit of a panic four years ago trying to keep The Well Appointed House going, she stepped in and helped with new business and adding product lines to the web site, as she had just retired from her career.  It was typical “mom”, always there to help! 

She introduced me to all things “well appointed” as a child and I owe much to her!  Here’s to a very happy birthday to a truly wonderful woman who I am so proud to call “mom”!

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.  ~Washington Irving
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