Thursday, August 11

Happy Birthday Mom


My Mom is Great.
But if you have ever met her, you know that already. 

She is the most genuine person I know. 
 She once returned a nickel she found in a vending machine. 
who does that?
{my mom does}
She is generous. 
She is always looking for people to serve whether it be making a meal for someone in the neighborhood, or buying groceries for a homeless man on the street.  
She loves music.
She is always looking for new "hip" songs on her iPod
She is brave.
She isn't afraid to walk away from a situation, or out of a movie... 
She is involved.
She attends most every soccer game,
                                     lacrosse match, 
                                  wrestling tournament, 
                                                  piano recital, 
                                                 basketball game, 
                                       parent teacher conference,
                                                               choir concert
                                                                   football game
                                                                                 etc...
She volunteers every week at 5:30 am at the temple.  
She is in the PTA at our schools.
She is involved in local politics, and she educates herself on issues
She loves our country. 
She is sensitive.
She cries in every movie that is slightly sad/romantic/sentimental
...like when the ferris wheel fell on Mighty Joe Young.
She loves and values family
She once made us drive 4 hours to Idaho, to be at a reunion for 2 hours, and drive back again.
She is a good example.
She makes her bed every morning.
She is strong.
She teaches gospel doctrine. 
She has a testimony...and shares it. 
She studies her scriptures every day.
She prays every day, for everyone else. 
She is selfless.
She can tell when it's going to be one of those "I forgot my..." phone calls,  and she still answers.
She is funny.
She once led us 4 hours in the wrong direction on family vacation...while looking at a GPS and a map.
She laughs.
Even when we are all laughing at her.
She works hard.
and doesn't get enough credit. 

So remember, when you feel like you don't do enough, you're not remembering enough what you do!

Happy Birthday Mom. 
There's no one else I'd rather run my race with.