|photo by PinkStudios Photography|
today, my mum turns 50.
honestly, i have a hard time believing that's true.
maybe it's because i just can't see my mom aging. or maybe it's because she hasn't changed hardly a bit since i was a little girl.
of course, she's updated her hair and her wardrobe choices
the credit for this can primarily be given to my little sister
burning the black and pink-floral stirrup pants
and modernized shopping sprees
but honestly, she hasn't changed.
she's still my mommy. she's still the one that brought us coffee in bed and read us books every morning, even though we didn't always want to take part.
she's the one that surprised us all several years ago when she ran break-neck speed up a hill to play an improptu game of hide-'n'-seek while we were out for a walk.
she's the one that does the funny faces, the "ostrich neck," and attempted to do the cupid shuffle on our Florida vacation.
she's the one that laughs so hard that she can't stop.
who can't be tickled, or else she gets injured (every single time). the one who takes forever to pack for vacation, and then brings enough for a month on a week-long vacation.
she's the one who passionately loves my father, and has worked alongside him for more than 25 years.
she's the one i still call when my heart aches. she's the one known for a listening ear and a tender heart.
her prayers shake the world.
her children will rise up and call her blessed.
mummy, i am rising up and calling you blessed.
you have done wonderously. you have walked the path to heaven, and we are following you close behind. i am so glad to have you in my life, to call you Muvver and Mummy and Mummy Dearest.
thank you for adopting me. thank you for opening your heart to another woman's child. thank you for following the call of God and marrying Daddy. thank you for making us a family.
thank you for loving me regardless. thank you for wanting me. for caring for me. for being everything you are and have been to me.
happy birthday, mummy.
i love you