Tuesday, September 21, 2010

happy birthday turbo

Today, my mom celebrates her 38th birthday.
She’s been celebrating her 38th birthday for the last 14 years but you’d never know it. She is one of my closest friends, my favourite shopping partner and a truly amazing mother. My mom is a health nut, a personal trainer, a 3-time Ironman Finisher and a dedicated volunteer to a variety of community causes. I’ve never met anyone with more energy at 5:30 in the morning than she has and her ability to eat a salad the size of a large mixing bowl is hard to beat. While I may not have inherited my love of accessories from my mom, whose Ziploc baggie works wonders as a purse, I will definitely give her credit for my love of all sweet treats as well as my need to always have a clean kitchen counter.
Mothers have some incredible talents that seem to come only with motherhood. Mom’s have an amazing ability to see dirt where no child ever will. They are especially skilled at making sandwiches so that they always taste better than any I could ever put together and their built-in lie detector seems more accurate than any used in an FBI interrogation. Mothers seem to have motion-sensor alarms that will arouse them just as you’re creeping in after your curfew and their magical power that seems to kiss away pain is greater than that of any superhero. I’ve been lucky enough to have grown up with a super supportive single mom who can’t help but laugh when she tells me “I’m getting serious now!” and always found ways to make sure we were well taken care of and well loved. Parenthood is a tough job and I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love, laughs, support and daily emails my mom has provided me throughout the years. Thanks to all moms for being moms and thanks to my mom for being you...Happy Birthday!

What is your favourite thing about your mom? Or about being a mom? Are you like your mother?

17 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

ohhhh that so very sweet...I love those photos:) Your mom is so cute!
I think I am more like my dad but I think I look more like my mom:)
Kisses,sweetie
Ps: happy Birthday to your mommy:)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

awe happy birthday to her! - i LOVE my Mom, my Mom is seriously the best *i know i'm biased* .. i love all her "little surprises" she does for me!

thanks for stopping by - i'm now your newest follower! .. hope u can do the same!

and YES we need to shop - so u can STOP me from buying!!!! i need your help!

Hollie said...

I love this!! It's so sweet. I'm closer to my fiance's mom than I am my own. I find her ability to always put us kids before herself to be amazing. She's always the last to eat, because she's busy tending to everyone else.. and I've never heard her complain about it once. I hope that someday I'm that patient when dealing with my kiddo!

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

This is such a wonderful bday post and tribute to your mommy! So sweet + loving. Happy birthday to your mama!

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

This is such a lovely heartfelt tribute - your Mum sounds wonderful. Happy Birthday to her!

What I love about my Mum? That she loves me no matter what.

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! My mom and I have a similar relationship. We share accessories and we have the same shoe size. I used to borrow her stuff but now she lets me buy stuff and borrows them instead!

Daisy said...

your mom sounds like a wonderful human being. happy 38th ;) to her.

love jenny xoxo said...

you mom sounds like an amazing woman! Happy birthday to her!

moms are awesome that they can always make you feel better, always!

XOXO

http://lovejennyxoxo.blogspot.com

Krystal said...

wow she sounds amazing! that iron man thing is impressive!! happy birthday to her :)
hope you have been doing well! thank you for your nice comment in the middle of my absence, made me happy!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

What a sweet post, happy birthday to her!

{eleise} said...

YAY for birthdays! Happy Birthday to your mom!

PS. I love the wedding day pic! So lovely!

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CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

such a beautiful posts - love the pics and words..
i'm ridiculously close to my mum. we talk a couple of times a day...about the tiniest details of our days. i'm also a mum myself...and it's the greatest thing i've ever done!

Croatian_Latina said...

aww what a sweet post! Happy bday to your MOM! Yes everything changes when you become a Mom. My daughter is two and I can't imagine my life without her.

About my Mother, she is my chearleader! She is always happy, I don't know how she does it, she is an energy bunny. and she knows just what to say to make me feel better when I'm having a difficult day. YES MOms are the best!

Ashleigh said...

That brought tears to my eyes!
Happy birthday to your mom! She sounds amazing - what an inspiration!!

There is truly nothing like a mother's love. After spend a week with mine recently I'm so homesick for her!!

ag. said...

You are all SO kind! My mom and I cannot thank you enough for all the sweet words and lovely birthday wishes!! She was so overwhelmed with how amazing you all are! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on mom's as well!

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Happy, happy belated Birthday to your mother...too cute!

Liesl :)