Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Mommy


Today is your birthday and I miss you even more than usual.

I remember when we were little, how Colleen, Monique and I would make you breakfast and a birthday card and bring them to you in bed. I remember how happy you would be, even if it was just mix juice and the toast was a little burnt, with just boring jam on top.

You were always there for me when I was growing up. I loved that you were a stay at home mom and were always there when I came home from school and wanted someone to talk to about my day.

If I was sick at school, I always knew that I could call you to come and pick me up.

If it was my sports day or gala, I knew I would always see your face in the crowd, cheering me on. Even if it meant you had to sit in the blistering sun, or cold wind, you were always there.

I had so many difficult times at school, and often came home crying about not having any friends. I can remember sitting on your dressing table in Landman Road and you telling me that the other kids were just jealous and that one day they would see. You wiped my tears and picked me back up…over and over again.

I can still remember our love for little animals and how you used to help us hide them in the outside room. I also remember how, when us little kids lost interest for a while, that you would look after them for us.

You taught me love, kindness and patience. I can hardly ever remember you getting angry at us. Even when we were naughty, you only had love for us.

When I was little I used to think I was the luckiest girl in the world to have you as my mommy. I still think so, but now I have an even better understanding of how wonderfully amazing you actually are.

If I can be even half the mother, wife and woman that you are, I will be happy.

You are an angel and I am truly blessed to call myself your little girl.

I love you and cannot wait to come home.



Heather said...

Your mom sounds great, and I'm sure you've learned a lot from her. Lucky girl! Happy Birthday to your mom.

Chellie said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Now I can see why you are so beautiful!

Lynese Morris said...

Such a beautiful post. I am sure your mother is very proud of you.

Megan said...

that is such a cute picture! mothers are so special. it is a blessing that you had a mother who wanted to be with her kids and was waiting for you at the end of each day. that is becoming a rarer thing these days... happy b-day to your mom! ! !

megabrooke said...

aw, happy bday to your mom!

Colleen said...

hey sis. sorri i didnt have much time yesterday to post u a comment. im having a bit of technical difficulty at work with the printers, theyve been broken, but il try get it to work now. how are u anyway? xoxoxo

Colleen said...

hey sis! i gave the blog to mom, she started crying! she was really happy to get it. ian kept asking her " why are u crying mommmy?" lol. just thought id let u know. xoxoxo

amy mo said...

That's so sweet! I bet reading that was a really great present for her. (if she read it that is)

Nancy Face said...

This is such a sweet birthday post for your mom! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to her!

Anonymous said...

Chell, that is such a sweet letter to your mom. I think you are both lucky to have each other!

Rox said...

Hey Chell,
Your mom and you sound really close - like my mom and I!! I loved your letter!! :-)
The song might have been sung by DC talk, I've got the Hillsong United CD and it is on there!! I love Hillsong United and can't wait for the concert in November!! :-) Hope you have had a blessed monday!