Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Greatest Grandi

Sunday afternoon my SWEET MOTHER came over for her
64th Birthday Party !!
(she might not want me to say that)
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It is so fun for me to get to have
a PARTY for my mother.
My birthday is on January 1st and
I have always NOT SO MUCH enjoyed that date.
When I was young everyone was out of town
on my birthday, or their parents were hung over
from the night before, or they were just plain broke from Christmas.
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BUT.... my mom always made sure I felt special on my birthday.
In fact... when I was a really little girl I used to think they
had a tv parade for me since I didn't get to have a party.
(I'm not sure if my mother planted that idea in my head
that the NEW Year's Parade was for me....
or if I just came up with that on my own. )
But... I thought that for years and years.. haha
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So... for me to get to give a tiny bit of JOY
back to my mom ON HER BIRTHDAY...
was the best part of my DAY.
Of all the people in the world who have come and gone
throughout my life..... ONE PERSON has always been there
to support me, to hold my hand, to love my children,
to dry my tears, give me advice, to call me EVERYDAY,
to show anyone who would look... a wallet full of pictures,
to hold my hair out of my face when I was sick,
to cheer for me no matter what I was doing,
to feed me countless FAVORITE meals,
and most of all to make me feel that I was the
absolute GREATEST kid in this entire WORLD.
That person is MY MOMMA..
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This whole family is better just for having known her.
AND forever blessed because she has chosen us to LOVE.
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SO..... to the ONE and ONLY 64 year old woman
who does not have a SINGLE wrinkle
because she never goes out in the sun
(and never had an ounce of plastic surgery)
I want you to know how very much you are LOVED..
NO one in this family would be where they are
without YOU !!!!
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I only wish for my children that I can
MATTER to them as much as
my MOMMA Matters to me.
To truly LOVE is the only gift
I can think of... that you GIVE....
and by giving it, you get back more than you've been given.
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"The moment a child is born,
The mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the MOTHER never.
And from that moment on
NEITHER of them will ever be the same."
author unknown
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May we never forget the unbelievable power
that one woman can have in our lives...
Make sure to make it worth remembering!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!! What a wonderful surprise and humbling at the same time. I hope I can live up to your kind words (except that part about my age, ha). I did have the best birthday ever celebrating with my family. You all fill my life with joy and I only hope you feel the love I have the privilege to give. "I love you more than dirt."
Grandi/Mom

Tawny said...

What a wonderful party.
What an adorable cake.
What a COOL cake stand!
What sweet pictures of your mom and your baby :)

April said...

Awe Grandi, we love you too!! Hope your Birthday was "Grand!" I don't have my mother any more so I am very envious of you guys and what you still have. Staci, cherish your Mom always!! You never know when she will be gone!

Darla said...

What a sweet post, having a great Mom is one of lifes greatest blessings! Your mom is beautiful Staci! Now I know where you got it from!

Kaz and Amy said...

So sweet! Happy birthday to your sweet, precious mother! Have a great St. Patty's day!

Feather said...

what beautiful words for your mom today. you lucky, lucky girl.

lori vliegen said...

staci, your mom is gorgeous......happy, happy birthday to her!!!! and feel confident that all of the wonderful things that you've said about your precious mother are being said about YOU by your children!!! (you may doubt me on this, but i promise you it's true!!!) xox, :))

deb did it said...

what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful Mom.