birthday wishes to an inspiring lady

today is my mom's birthday.

here is a picture of her in the 4th grade. she's pretty cute, don't you think?

the closer i get to becoming a mother myself, the more grateful i am for my mom. i'm happy that she's still around to help me out. i've got so much to learn and honestly, my mother is an excellent source of wisdom. i've always enjoyed her insight and perspective. she's a fun lady. and a good friend.

i think i got lucky when she decided to get pregnant and be my mom. she's always been super selfless. there would be nights growing up that she'd come into my room and just talk to me and listen to all that i had to say. this really helped me as i grew and matured. i'm truly blessed. i hope to be able to be the same kind of mother to my children that she has been to me.

i sure love you mom! here's to you on your birthday.