Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

I am so lucky to have had my mom as an example of a wonderful wife, mother and friend as I was growing up. Any success that I have as a mother is a direct result of her. The older I get the more I appreciate all that she did and still does for our family.

This past weekend she took all of her available daughters to the Time Out For Women conference in Logan. (Kristi was in Florida and Mickala was busy being the 1st attendant at the Homecoming activities.) On Friday night one of the musical numbers was the song "Over the Rainbow". This song has an extra special meaning to my mom since her little sister Kris played Dorothy in a musical while in high school. Kris died a few years later and the song has always had a special place in the hearts of her sisters, parents, and others that knew her. I made the realization as we sat listening to the song that the weekend was so important to my mom to get all of us girls together, not just for a conference, but to enjoy each others company and strengthen bonds that will last through eternity. I am so grateful to her for understanding how important family is. We also had a little surprise party for her that night back at Annie's house. Annie baked a Hummingbird Cake that she learned about on Oprah and we had a few gifts for mom to open. It was a great weekend to get away, just the girls. Thanks Mom! I hope you have a Happy Birthday. I love you!


Mother of the Bride said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mother, Aspen! She has been a great example and friend to me all my life.

kimbob said...

that is awesome of your mom to do that. I missed you at work :) Hope she had a great day!!