Tuesday, March 11 is my mom’s birthday. So, this is in honor of her. My mom is the oldest of 5 sisters. Her mom died when she was 17 or 18. From stories that my aunts have told me, she was an amazing role model and so helpful to all of them while they were growing up. She hasn’t changed a bit. She then had 3 daughters with me being the youngest. I live the farthest from my mom at 1 1/2 hours away, but still talk on the phone with her several times a week. My mom is now retired, but gives of her time to so many others. She volunteers at the local nursing home, takes care of their flower garden as well as the garden at their church, serves on numerous committes at our church, watches her great-grandson at least 3 days a week, helps care for the country church and cemetery that she grew up with and where many of our ancestors are buried, makes quilts for any occasion, serves on the hospital auxilliary, etc, etc. I don’t think a day goes by that my mom isn’t giving of her time to someone. She is known by Grandma B to her numerous grand and great grand children. I cherish my mom so much. My husband lost his mom just over a year ago and I know how precious my time with my mom is. I just want her to know she is my role model. We have had some difficulties in our family over the years and she has been the rock for me to lean on and I hope I have been for her as well. So, for all you do for others, Mom, take a day and let’s do something for you! Love you mom! Happy Birthday!

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