Monday 30 November 2009

Happy Birthday Mum!!

Today is November 30 ... My Mum's birthday. And since I can't be with her today, I've already rung her and thought I'd also do a little birthday tribute here on my blog. And to do that, I thought I'd share a couple of photos of Mum with you.

Here's Mum as a marching girl in her home town of Mackay in northern Queensland, when she was about 18 or so - Dad always says it was her legs that caught his attention! Tee! Hee! Hee! The marching troop Mum was part of competed and did well in many competitions around the state.

And this was taken a couple of years ago for Mum and Dad's 40th wedding anniversary. I might add that she hasn't aged at all since this photo was taken, although Dad has a little more 'salt' than 'pepper' through his hair now! :0) Bet you can't guess how old Mum is!! And she might hurt me if I made it public! Tee! Hee! Hee! I'll just say that people are always surprised to find our how old she is and leave it at that. See what a wise daughter I am!! :0)

When people ask who my heroes are, I always include my Mum in the list. She was always (and continues to be!) there for my brother and I growing up, made most of our clothes, made sure there were always home-baked biscuits in the bikkie barrel, encouraged us to do better, praised us when we had done our best, taught us to work hard to achieve our dreams, showed us by example to never be too busy to help someone, modelled true Christian compassion and love and ... even when the whole world seemed to be against us ... she wrapped us in the magical healing warmth of a Mother's hug! If I grow up to be half the woman my Mum is ... I reckon I'll be pretty happy! :0)

So ... even though my Mum doesn't know how to turn the computer on, 'sends' emails by writing her message out longhand and giving it to Dad to type and send (makes for some funny emails when Dad adds his comments in brackets throughout!!) and probably won't even see this, I thought I would indulge myself by paying tribute to a wonderful, wise and loving woman and by wishing Mum a very


Thanks Mum!!!

I'll be back in the next day or so with this month's OPAM end-of-month prize winner (so all you OPAM gals better get updating lists or emailing me!!) and share a couple of other exciting things with you, so stay tuned. Til next time ...




Wendyb said...

Happy birthday to your mum Kris!!! she doesn't look much over 50, but I'm guessing from your comments, she's probably older than that???!! Don't you just love hearing how your mum and dad got dad always reminds me of when they started going out and on one particular picnic, mum fell over and rolled down the romantic!!!!
Mum's are very special people and you can see how much she's loved in your post!!
big sugary hugs to her... and you always!!!
:O) WendyB

Beeeme! said...

Happy Birthday from Daughter number 4, too! Parcel in mail for you and Geekboy, enjoy.

Gail said...

Happy birthday to Kris's Mom! Oops MUM! Hearty wishes for many more!

Ann-Maree, H'fields said...

Hope your mother had a great birthday Kris. Also a big congratulations on being published in Homespun, I received my copy yesterday and was delighted when I found the page you were on. I was worried at first that you weren't in it knowing that you were supposed to be. Ann-Maree H'fields

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to your lovely Mum Kris...what lovely photos and what a lovely way to celebrate her birthday...good daughter that you are. I hope she had a really lovely day...
Hope your day is lovely as well,
I shall speak to you soon, I shall so that you can come and play at the beach with me...stitching and tea and reading...aahh best make it next year to really get the enjoyment out of it!
Kiss Noises again Linda

Kim said...

Happy birthday to your MOM :)

I wanted to let you know I had 4 finishes no pic because they were sent in Advent swaps and working 2 jobs I forgot to take them :S

Have a great day.

Kim said...

Hi Kris,

Happy birthday to your mom.

I have 4 finishes this month. I forgot to take pic but they were for the advent swap and will show up on the blogs.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to Your Mum!! Hope she had a lovely day! Ohh... got my copy of Homespun yesterday.... and do you know who is featured in it??? A STAR FROM TOOWOOMBA!!! WELL DONE!!

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