My beautiful Mother turned 50 last week. We all went up to my grandparents cabin to spend the weekend with her. You wouldn't know that she is 50 if you saw her. She looks so young (a trait in which some of her children are upset to have inherited). A few weeks ago at the gas station a women was baffled, saying that I looked like I was 12 and there was no possible way I was married and graduated from college. She didn't even joke when saying it. It was like a concerned, "are you lying about your age?" sort of question. Very strange. Then my mom walked up and this woman became even more shocked that SHE was old enough to have a daughter married. It was pretty funny. I am grateful to have inherited such genes, but I must be honest it has taken a while for me to realize what a blessing they are. (here we are at my wedding of course).
Anyway, the cabin was so much fun! Steve and I came up after everyone was there and brought 50 purple balloons (her favorite color) and a cake to surprise her. She loved it of course.
I made my mom this cake for her. Her favorite cake is spice! It was delicious! We had such a great time playing games and enjoying each others company. My mom of course loved playing with her grandson Tucker. He really is the most exciting thing going on in our family. But he is adorable, so no one minds.
I am so grateful for my mother. She is such a wonderful lady. She has always been there for me no matter the circumstances. There have been countless times where I am at a loss for what to do with my current situation and she always has the right things to say, to help me understand, or to just agree with me that sometimes life just isn't what we want it to be. I love her so much. I am so glad we are such good friends. More and more I have been noticing the similarities between us, and realize how lucky I am to have inherited so many wonderful things from my Mother. Thanks Mom, you are the best! Hope you had a wonderful 50th!