April 7, 2009
Today is my Mom's birthday! Along with my Dad, she has been my biggest fan all my life, and continues to be so. I wouldn't be where I am today without the love and support of both of my parents. My Mom believes in me, and always offers encouragement and positivity. She loves the color green, walking outside, being with friends and family, and sewing. Aside from hemming jeans and replacing buttons for me and my Dad, she has turned plain sweaters and cardigans into works of art by embellishing with beads and jewels, all by hand! She bought me my first sewing machine, which, by the way, I will need a refresher course on, Mom! :) She has been the loving glue that has kept our family close. She has always put the needs of others before those of her own, and for that, I cannot thank you enough. I am so lucky to have such great parents, and the best Mom I could have hoped for.
Thank you for all that you do, and for all that you are. I love you, Mom, and you deserve the Happiest Birthday yet!
My Mom and I five days after her birthday last year. Photo by Katie Collier.