Saturday, January 3, 2015

Just For My Mom

Today is my dear mom special day as she's celebrating turning 73. For those who have followed my blog for a while, you know how close I am with my family and how much I look up  to my mom.

Growing up, just like any family, my mom and I went trough that period where we couldn't quite understand each other. I am very much a softie, super sensitive, struggling with a major case of shyness. My mom, the opposite. She's strong, level headed, confident. Pretty much the kind of woman I hope to grow up to be. 

One of my tutor used to say, "When your mom walk into a room, you could feel she radiates intelligence, strength." I tend to think with my heart. She's much, much more level headed. So, yeah... we went through a few rough patch.

My mom doesn't have a college degree, but most people who have met or work with her thought she had engineering degree. What they don't realize was that she educate herself constantly just  by reading and asking question. She worked for company that make heavy machinery & she learned everything about it. She read about current stuff constantly. From Times magazine to Newsweek, etc. None of the girlie woman magazine for her. That's me. She could talk about everything from politics to flower, etc. Except sport. Hah...

Today, as I am getting close to 40 (still a few more months left) I cannot be more thankful for my mom. She taught me so much and every strong part of me comes from her. She always there for me as I went through the up and down of life. She cried and ache for me when I went through difficult period, she keep pushing me to get up and be strong. I am where I am today because of her faith in me.

To my mom, I just want to say....

Supplies (all from i {heart} papers): Wplus9 Pretty Peonies set,
Pretty Peonies diesSimple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad,
Avery Elle ink pads

Happy birthday and thank you for being my mom. Thank you for lending me your strength when I was weak, for your wisdom when I need guidance, for pushing me & give me tough love when I need it. Thank you for showing me it's okay to be different as long as I am being a kind human being. Most of all for always loving me & being there for me even when I was being stubborn & for teaching me about love & family. I love you. And as what a lot of people say: you're one cool, rock 'n roll mom/grandma! So, may you rock 73! xoxo


14 comments:

vinita jain said...

Hello Ling! Wish Your Mom A Very Happy Birthday! May God always Blessed U &Your Mom! Its a BEAUTIFUL birthday card to express your feelings! I just followed your blog today and visited some of the pages. You are very creative and talented!
May U get every success in your life!
Hugs!

joy said...

This is a gorgeous card and such a wonderful tribute to your mom! She will love it!

Becca Cruger said...

What a sweet post. I'm sure your mom will love this beautiful card. It's so apparent how much you really love her, and I'm sure she feels the same way about you!

~amy~ said...

awwwww....happy birthday to your Momma Vera. What a great post.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful card and picture...happy birthday to your Mom!

Renee said...

Awww, what a beautiful tribute to your mom who sounds amazing! Love the card!

Tenia Nelson said...

AWESOME post!!

Shelly said...

Beautiful card! And I love reading about you and your mom...so sweet! <3 Happy birthday to your Mom! :)

Charity Chamberlain said...

Happy birthday to your mom!

Ruby N said...

this is so sweet, happy birthday to her!! <3

Teresa Doyle said...

What a beautiful card AND tribute to your Mom! It is so eloquently written and I'm sure she is VERY proud of you! Happy Birthday to HER!

Celeste Goff said...

Vera, your mom sounds like an amazing woman and I know she is proud of you too! What a beautiful card made by a beautiful lady for her beautiful mom!

Trinh said...

Gorgeous card for your special momma! A huge happy birthday to her; may she have a fantastic year!

Taunya Butler said...

Your card for your mom is so exquisitely beautiful and you are just a creative genius!! What a beautiful tribute to a lovely lady - your mom!!!

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