Sunday, August 30, 2009

Joy Challenge - Day Eight - Celebrating

On August 13th we celebrated, with great joy, my Mom's 86th birthday. She is the heart of our family. Her warmth, wisdom, hospitality, and unconditional love draw everyone to her. She is the one who never fails to make the call or send the note. She is the one whose hands are never idle - always creating beautiful things to share with others. Her home is filled with the things she and my Dad have lovingly collected or made, and the door is always open to welcome family and friends.

She continues to serve - volunteering once a month at their local Food Bank, sewing one hundred Christmas stockings for needy children, visiting and calling those who are sick and lovingly caring for my Dad.

I love spending time with her. She brings such joy into all of our lives.

My daughter and I took her out for lunch and a movie on her birthday. It was, as Mom said, a lovely day.