Thursday, October 05, 2006
Happy Birthday Mom!
Oct 6th, 1948 was the day my mother was born. So today I'd like to wish her a very happy birthday!
My mother is pretty unconventional (to say the least... and I mean that in a nice way Mom). She did teach us that we could be whoever we wanted to be and to not let ourselves be molded into a certain stereotype. I guess that's why my sister and I both started careers in male dominated fields. Carla joined the Navy right out of high school and I went to the Police Academy. Then when Mom was nearing 50 she walked away from her clerical field career and went to truck driving school. Now she drives a "Big Rig" across the country. (and they say women can't even parallel park? Ha I say to that!)
My mom's favorite color is purple. Every single day she wears some piece of clothing that's purple. And I mean every single day people! Can you see what color her glasses are tinted?
She has three children. Me, Carla and our brother, Travis, who'll be 30 soon himself. She's the grandmother to my sister's four children with Mia to be the fifth. This pic was taken on March 29th, 2005 right after her youngest grandson was born. Her job keeps her away from home quite a bit. We're looking forward to the day, hopefully soon, when she'll be doing something local so we can all have more family time together.
Mom, I know we've had our ups and downs over the years but I can't imagine my life without you in it. I love you! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!