Today is my mom’s birthday! (I won’t say how old she is cause I love her :)) I have learned a lot of things from my mom and there is so much that I love about her. In honor of her birthday, I’m going to share 35 things that I love about her!
- Her love for all of us. Decades of marriage and seven children later, she still amazes me with how much love she has for all 8 of us.
- How much she cares about her parents. My grandparents are getting older, but she still strives to visit them as much as she can and help them get the care that they need.
- That she homeschooled me and my 6 siblings. I know I’ve mentioned homeschooling countless times on here. But, I just loved it! It was probably one of the best things that ever happened to me. I’m so amazed by the fact that my mother has graduated 4 children from high school already! And, she still has 3 more to go!
- How much she loves my dad. Even after decades of marriage, she still inspires me and proves that love is something that keeps growing. I love how much my parents are in love. I hope one day I can find a man to have a marriage with that is anything like theirs.
- That she never gave up on me and encouraged me to run after my dreams. Even when I cried about math because I couldn’t understand it, she explained what she could. And, what she couldn’t explain, she found someone who could or a curriculum that could.
- How much time she spends helping my 9-year-old sister have a childhood. It’s hard having 6 siblings who are all teenagers and adults. My mom has worked so hard to set up play dates and encourage her to play. I’m so glad that we haven’t pushed her to grow up too fast.
- How much she encourages me to pursue my relationship with God. As much as I complain about how much time some of this stuff takes, I always get so much out of it. She constantly shares new books with me or podcasts or radio shows.
- I love that she’s constantly pursued a healthier diet for all of us. She never let me be a picky eater as a child and I have such a love of diverse foods. I love vegetables. I always have. Thank you for not letting me ever think otherwise. The eating habits that you helped me instill when I was a child have really helped me develop a healthy lifestyle.
- How happy she is most of the time. My mom is happy so much that it’s really odd when she’s really upset. She smiles a lot.
- For training me and my siblings to do chores at a tender age and instilling in us a work ethic. We can now run the house without you! She really helped me develop my work ethic and wouldn’t be satisfied with a job done halfway.
- For letting me make crafts all over the house. I know my messy habits as a child just about drove her crazy. But, now I love to make crafts and I’m developing that passion into a business.
- For letting me teach myself how to cook and for eating all of my experiments. I love to cook now. I love experimenting with food and developing new dishes or just putting a spin on the old classics.
- For helping me balance my love of secular music with hymns and Christian music.
- For the countless verses of the bible that you had me copy. I have so many memorized and many books filled with gorgeous verses. This has really helped me develop my love of calligraphy.
- For displaying my art all over the house. It’s weird to see it all up, but it’s really fun at the same time.
- For giving me odd jobs to do around the house to earn extra spending money for Christmas and birthday presents.
- For our shared love of cheesecake. This has led to so many delicious cheesecakes over the years, and me perfecting my recipe!
- For taking so many pictures over the years. It is so wonderful to go back and relive the memories. As much as I and my siblings complained about taking them, we love to go back and look at them now.
- For making me share a room with my sisters. The bonds that have formed from this I would never exchange for anything.
- For instilling in me a love of pistachios. Seriously, the greatest nuts God ever created.
- For planning all the field trips over the years. Even though I complained about going on them in my High School years, I’ve still learned a lot from them and will never forget the memories.
- For helping me love planning things and not being super spontaneous. It’s really helping me learn how to keep my life organized now.
- For not giving me an allowance for most of my childhood. I’ve really learned the value of money, a job well done, and a budget. This has really helped me understand that if I want something, I have to work to earn it.
- For all the presents over the years. There are so many unexpected ones that mean so much to me.
- For helping me develop a love for chocolate.
- For blessing me with so many younger siblings. I’ve learned how to handle children. And, I’ve learned so many people skills. And, I’ve been able to change a diaper from a young age.
- For letting me pursue my love of decorating cakes. You know the first ones looked terrible, it’s incredible to see how far I’ve come. Yet, another reason having a big family is great! So many birthdays to practice on.
- For letting me pursue my short-lived love of gardening. Growing up really changes your priorities. This was fun while it lasted and I don’t think I’ll ever have broccoli that tasted so good!
- For purchasing my flute and paying for so many lessons over the years. Learning to play the flute is something I will never take for granted.
- For making me get over my stage fright and do one semester of Speech and Debate. I hated it, but I learned a lot about myself.
- For putting me in choir. 3 years of children’s choir and 6 years of youth choir have helped me develop a love of music, especially classical music. I never knew how much I’d enjoy it. The people who I have met through this and the memories that I have made will be with me forever.
- For always letting me be my crazy, happy self.
- For letting me be a tomboy and a girly girl growing up. I grew to love climbing trees and wrestling and playing dress-up and having tea parties.
- For all the family vacations, you’ve planned over the years. I have so many happy memories of these.
- For giving me a love of nature and the outdoors.
I love you so much, mom. Thank you for everything that you have done for me! Happy Birthday! I hope you have the best one ever!
What is one thing that you love about your mom? Comment below. Let’s share some mom love!
Soli Deo Gloria,