Good Evening my dears..
A little different Saturday night post for you..
Today is my Mom's 83rd birthday!
I call her each morning and today she answered the phone and I told her, "Happy Birthday, Mom!"
She thanked me and then said, "Can you imagine, Faye!
I am 83 years old! God has been so good to me!" smile..
We miss our Dad who has been gone for almost 29 years and are so thankful that she is still here with us!
But for my post tonight
I thought that perhaps I would write a little bit about her..
Actually, she is quite a case!
I mean that she loves to have a good time and she loves people!
A good story or joke has her laughing..
She enjoys parties and gatherings and meeting friends wherever she goes..
Her favourite enjoyment is to feed you when you visit her..
The first thing she does is make the tea and there is almost always a few special sweets baked and ready for company..
She had enjoyed cooking and baking ever since my Gram (Dad's mother) taught her in the lumber camps when I was a baby..
She said that she and Gram never had a bad word between them.. smile..
She went to work in restaurants and one of them was a Chinese one in Moncton.. She loved the people who owned it and are still in contact with them even though they moved out west to B. C. many years ago..
She meets people in places like MacDonald's or Tim Hortons and makes friends with them..
Once couple she met lived in California and every once in awhile they phone and send her lovely gifts and she sends gifts back to them..
Mom and I are very different but very much alike at the same time..
My sister looks like her and favours Mom's side of the family.
She doesn't mind being told she looks like Mom.. Smile..
I must admit that when I look in the mirror sometimes I see her looking back at me! grin..
Nadine (my sister) phones Mom each day and we both call her when we need an ear to listen.. She always takes our side.. grin..
Mom is still a going concern although she has slowed down this past year and it scares me a bit..
I tell her to just keep on doing the things she loves..
After God and her family I think my Mom loves shopping the best..
Terry says the Dollar store will never go under as long as my Mom can get there and buy cat food for another love in her life which is her cat, Mable... Oh my! That is another story..
She loves her flowers and plants and is always planting some kind of seeds even in the Winter months..
She was telling me that her tulips and daffodils are already up and that makes her so happy..
The other day I happened to call her in the afternoon and as we were chatting I decided to write down a few things she was saying to me as I had a pen in hand and my notebook open..
Just some everyday busyness she was doing..
She said she had a nice cake in the oven in case someone dropped by and Gerald (her husband) liked a little bit with his tea at supper..
Then she was saying that she had made friends with someone at the grocery store and they had given her some red roses which she had dried..
She was asking me how to make potpourri because she had a bottle which she wanted to fill and add some little fairy lights to make a little lamp type thing for a wee table in the dining room.
She had put some petals in with corn starch and baking soda to make a rose powder that she thought would make a lovely gift for the lady who gave her the roses...
She had just the right little bottles that she had saved to put the finished powder in..
She said that she had just finished polishing some silver before I called her..
She had come across some old stuff in a box they had bought at the auction (another addiction she has..lol) ..
Auctions, I mean..
They went every Tuesday night for years..
I asked her what she was having for supper and she said she was making Codfish Gravy with a bit of potato and the Pineapple Upside Down Cake she made would be for dessert...
God love her..
Some mornings she has bread made before I even get up ..
Yes, she still kneads up a batch of bread almost every week and gives most of it away to anyone who drops by..
Well, dear hearts I don't know if you will enjoy this or not but I have enjoyed chatting about her..
Mom and I are like most mothers and daughters who are so different but alike if you know what I mean..
She can drive me up the wall at times as I do her but she is such a loving mother..
She just loves to kiss and hug us all..
Our grandchildren are like her grandchildren and not her great grandchildren..
A family gathering is something she looks forward to for weeks and wondering what she should wear.. smile..
She prays for each one of us early every morning sitting in the rocking chair beside the dining room window.
Her little heater is on and Mable is at her feet..
She looks out at the moon and stars which she loves and prays to the One who made them...
Yes, I am thankful to the God that she and Dad led my sister and I to many years ago and so thankful that we are a family who serve Him..
Bless you for reading this and I pray you have a Blessed Easter and worship the One who arose again!