Today is my wonderful mother's 70th birthday. Due to circumstances beyond our control, my mom and I cannot celebrate together but I wanted to make sure to say an extra special HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
In case I haven't made it perfectly clear, she is a really special mom in so many ways. She is the one who blazed the 4-H trail. That's her and her horse Laddie, a Tennessee Walker. She belonged to the Hoof Beats 4-H Club.
She is also the one who blazed the fiber trail. That's me (with my brother) wearing a sweater that she hand-knit, and hand-dyed with marigolds. Yeah. Forty years later, I am still behind that skill level.
Speaking of skill level, she sewed my beautiful wedding dress.
She has always been one stylish lady. Here we are at my 8th grade graduation from the American School in London Middle School. Great hat, right? She sewed the dress I am wearing in that picture, too. If it hadn't been for my mom, I wouldn't have had a lot to wear.
I could take you through all the years... through high school, and college, and babies and moves and farming, and she would be there! She is a great mom, and I (and my whole family) have been so blessed to have her in our lives. I hope she is celebrating her 70th birthday in style, and I can't wait to celebrate with her at some point later this month.