Sunday was not only Father's day, it was also my mom's birthday. How old? I'll never tell.
Cause she'd kill me.
Anyway, I don't talk about my mom much, but really, the woman is full of bloggity goodness. Especially around technology. Mom and technology are basically oil and water. Only worse. She is very intelligent and articulate woman but when it comes to gadgets and gizmos, well, it ain't pretty.
For example, as part of my brother's job, he's been on TV a few times over the past few years but she has never seen him on it. Why? She cannot turn on their TV.
Now granted, because it is a satellite system it requires two remotes, but she has yet to turn on the TV in their house. Unless my kids are there and then they help her.
She has asked for a dictionary for this birthday and I will happily get her one as it will take WAAAY less time for her to open the dictionary and look the word up vs trying to find it online.
Waaay less time.
But all joking aside,
My mom is truly one of my favorite people. We seemed to skip a lot of the mother-daughter tension that often exists and she is one of the people in this world that I am closest to. This parenting thing would have been unbelievably daunting without her support, encouragement and advice.
Her sense of humour is unparalleled, which is why I feel comfortable mocking her technical illiteracy as she gives as good as she gets. She is a superb seamstress, a great cook and the woman could still fit in her wedding dress if she so chose.
Her kindness, discipline and gentleness have helped shape my siblings and I into who we are today. I can't imagine life without her and I'm so blessed to have her as my mom.
Happy 29th birthday mom. May you have many many more!