3.18.2011

fifty

Fifty years ago today a young lady called her sister and told her she was having "the pains" every two or three minutes and her sister told her that that meant it was about time to go to the hospital.  But instead this lady made her husband breakfast and he ate it up and knowing her, she probably even tidied the kitchen.

And then they drove to the hospital.

And then forty five minutes later, her first baby,

my mom,

was born.

Happy 50th birthday Mommy.


Thank you for talking to me on the phone every single day.
Thank you for taking Alice to Kohl's like it was an emergency last week, when she told you she wanted Twinkle Toes shoes.
Thank you for sending me a text message that just said "I love you Erin" yesterday afternoon when I was not acting very lovable.

You are like my sister and my friend.  I'm so glad you are also my mom.
 
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32 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and once I am done crying I think I will call my mom.

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  2. Happy birthday to your wonderful Mom. She's the same age as my mom :)

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  3. Happy birthday, Erin's mama! You did such a lovely job; we all love her! :) Hope you have a wonderful day

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  4. happy birthday, erin's mom!! if your daughter is any indication of how amazing you are, then you are pretty spectacular. i hope you have a fantastic day!

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  5. Aw, happy birthday to your Mom. Moms really are the best.

    Steph

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  6. happiest of birthdays to your lovely mama! what a great set of photographs.

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  7. happy happy birthday to your sweet mom. it's a good day for a birthday.

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  8. Good moms are the best. I know I am beyond grateful for my own! Happy birthday, Erin's mom! Thanks for creating a really wonderful person in Erin. We all think she's just the bees' knees - I'm sure you know the feeling.

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  9. There's just nothing like a good mama! Happy birthday!!!

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  10. erin, you always make my eyes water up! you touch my heart, girl. every single time.

    what a beautiful birthday message to your mom. happy 50th erin's mama! XOXOXO

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  11. yep...calling my mom today now. =)

    happiest of birthdays to your mom! wishing you both a peaceful year.

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  12. I wonderful relationship with your mom is such a blessing!! You are both so blessed to have each other!

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  13. oh my the tears are puddling up now. Its amazing to see women that realize how special and appreciate their moms for the everyday things.
    Makes me want to be an even more loving mother!

    I lost my mom a few years ago, but we were the same way talked every afternoon on my way home from work. It makes me smile to know you treasure those phone calls too.

    Happy birthday to your momma, may her love and caring carry on in you and your daughter!

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  14. Happy birthday! This post made me cry. You must be one of the awesome ones. Here is to a better year.

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  15. Happy birthday to your mom! How sweet and special it is to have a mom that you WANT to talk to every day and that knows how to and does love you in the moments you need it most. i hope we all get to have that kind of relationship with our daughters as they grow up!

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  16. happy birthday! I hope it is absolutely wonderful!

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  17. Happy 50th Birthday to your Momma :) She is just lovely. <3

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  18. gosh, i can really see you and alice in the first photo of your mum. happy birthday erin's mum!

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  19. Happy Birthday Erin's Mama!

    This post is so sweet and I'm glad that you appreciate your mom! So many people don't. I lost mine a few years ago, and we were just as close as you. I hope your beautiful Mama has a FABULOUS birthday!

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  20. Happy Happy Birhday to Erin's Mom! What a great Mom to have raised such an amazing daughter! Have a Blessed day & many more Happy Birthdays!!!

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  21. Wishing a blessed birthday to Erin's mom. I hope this year will be filled with wonderful surprises and happy memories.

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  22. I don't even know your mom and I teared up. There is NOTHING like a mom to make it better. NOTHING. Happy Birthday to your Sweet Mama, Erin.

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  23. A very happy birthday to you Erin's mommy!! I hope this year is filled with blessing upon blessing.

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  24. Lovely, Erin. Mother-daughter relationships are so intricate and rich...

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  25. Your mom, Linda G.March 19, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    Gosh Erin, I'm glad you posted this on FB or I wouldn't have seen it! Thank you for the heartfelt blog post! I love you, and I'm glad I get to talk to you almost every day. I love how Clark and Alice light up when they see me and how much you all love me. I loved giving Hal all that food tonight and the look on Hal's face tonight when he ate cupcakes (that I gave him against your best judgment because it was my birthday). Thanks for overlooking my many imperfections. My birthday ended up being pretty perfect and special, so, thanks.

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  26. She sure was a beautiful child!
    Happy Birthday to your sweet mama!!:)

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  27. Happy belated Birthday to your Mom! I love the abbreviated version of how she was born! :D

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  28. Such a sweet post! I love my mom like this & she named me Erin, too. Funny.
    I love seeing the photos with all the ladies. You looked so much the same as a little girl. How cute!!

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  29. Oh my gosh--you guys look SO alike.

    Happy birthday to your mom!

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  30. What a WONDERFUL tribute. I hope with all of my heart that my daughters will say similar things about me when they grow up. :)

    I'm curious: how old was your mom when she had you?

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  31. Makes me miss my Mom! She is coming to see me tomorrow!

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