Today is my Mom’s Birthday! Happy Birthday Mom! This is a big day for you, and I hope that you have a wonderful day and weekend!
The pictures that I’m including in this post were taken when we took Mom to the Magic Kingdom for a day back on August 2nd, 2006. This was Sophie’s second trip to Disney, and as you can see, my daughter already knew that she was a Princess!
My Mom is not one for thrill rides, so riding something like the Carousel, and it’s a small world, and seeing the Country Bear Jamoree — those are right up her alley! To her credit, she did try the Barnstormer kiddie roller coaster with Sophie (although she didn’t enjoy it at all).
Over the years, my Mom has been through a lot, and it is a testimony to her soul, and her kind spirit, and her upbringing that she is the person she is.
All of you that are regular readers know that I am a man of Faith. My Mom is living proof of the evidence of God’s existence.
My Mom was bitten by a mosquito when she was about 1 year old, and contracted a very serious illness. My Grandpa had to teach her how to talk and how to walk again, and she came very close to not being here.
My Grandpa was assigned to the Washington, DC area in the early 60s to manager the United Airlines hangar setup at what was to become Dulles International Airport, so of course my Grandma and their children moved to the area also. It was while they lived in the area that my Mom and Dad met — on a blind date — were married on May 1, 1964 — over 50 years ago.
Sometimes I think it is easy for us to think that God has nothing special in plan for our lives. I wonder if my Mom ever wondered that about her life? What I know is that the events of her life, from early on until this very day, are proof of the special role that God has for her, and for all of us.
Mom, I love you with all of my heart, and I am proud to be your son.