Happy Birthday, Mom

my mom as a child

In honor of your special day, here are a few quotes that have rung true to me about you. Thank you for your gifts of time, patience, prayer, forgiveness, support, kindness, wisdom, sacrifice, and love. Today I'm rejoicing in God's gift to us of you!

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my Angel Mother." -Abraham Lincoln

“A mother understands what a child does not say.” -Jewish proverb

“When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.” -Nancy Friday

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take." -Cardinal Mermillod

"God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers." -Jewish proverb

"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world." -Kate Douglas Wiggin

me as a child, with my Mom

I love you - happy birthday!


Candace said...

Oh, this is SO precious, Janelle!

And let's not also forget that your mom can make a mean ice cream sandwich! ;-) Oh, how I miss those!

Katie said...

Awww...Janelle, this is a beautiful tribute to your mom!

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The Bottolfini's said...

Cute Cute Cute pictures! Happy Birthday "Mom"!

DW Hobbs said...

Beautiful words, Janelle, for such a beautiful lady!

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Judisch!!!

The Jackson Family said...

Happy birthday, Jeannie! You're such a special lady (with beautiful kid and grandkids!).

The Jackson Family said...

Oops, I meant beautiful KIDS (ALL of 'em).

Bruce Judisch said...

Oh, Janelle! You sure know how to make me feel so special! What a kind and loving tribute. I love you.

Thanks, too, everyone, for the special birthday wishes. I had a great day!

- Jeannie