Today we celebrate my Mom in law's birthday.
The pictures above are from last year.
To celebrate last year we took our family and Mom to Maui. We had such a great time together and she enjoyed herself . . .very much . . .I'm sure. I had her pose in her room and she was so fun to model wherever I asked.
The very first time that I met her I was just shocked at how young she was. Terry was her first born and I was the baby of my family so I kind of thought that most mom's should look a bit grandmotherly. Not this lady. People still are always amazed at how great she looks. She is the most put together Grandma I have ever seen.
Almost since I've known her she has suffered with Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has truly suffered with this disease but never complains. Only when I ask her how she's been does she ever offer information about her pain. She is strong and independent.
She loves her family very much. Honestly, if we wanted to take advantage of her, she would wait on us hand and foot. Every Christmas she bakes us up a storm of cookies and delivers them. When I have the family together she always offers to bring something. She is famous for her fabulous Potato Salad. I'm always so impressed with the way she dices her vegetables just perfect. I learned many of my cooking skills by observing how she did things. I played it pretty cool and not being entirely daft, I learnt a thing or two from her about cooking and baking and life in general.
Have a wonderful day . . .whatever you are celebrating. We're off to the beach.