Reasons Why I Love My Mother – Happy Birthday Mom!

My mother has been such an influence on my life that I dedicate today’s post to her. It may not fit under one of my usual categories, but all that I am and all that I desire in my life comes from the passion, love, humor, and dedication that I experienced from her. She taught me how to laugh, have fun, enjoy life, dream big, and show compassion for everyone that I love.

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine – she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.Β  ~Terri Guillemets

These are a few of the reasons why I love my mother…

1. She taught me a great sense of fashion.

2. She taught me how to swim like a fish.

3. She taught me how to dance like no one is watching.

4. She taught me to go after my dreams.

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.Β  ~Marion C. Garretty, quoted inΒ A Little Spoonful of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul

5. She taught me how to sail in style.

6. She taught me how to play games.

7. She taught me to love my family every minute.

8. She taught me how to laugh often.

9. She taught me to enjoy the outdoors.

10. She taught me how to be a good mother and now I can pass that on to my daughter.


306 thoughts on “Reasons Why I Love My Mother – Happy Birthday Mom!

  1. This is an amazing post. It is so wonderful to see what an amazing relationship you have with your mom!!! Hooray….Happy Birthday Mom… thanks for creating an amazing daughter.


    • Both of my grandparents have played a major role in my life. The beautiful parts of my mother come from them and we all continue to cherish the amazing relationship that we’ve built.

      I can only hope that I can pass on some of their traits to my daughter.



  2. What a beautiful post and tribute to your Mother. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your MOM! Be Encouraged! Be Blessed!
    Always a smile to brighten the road,
    Always a hand to lighten the load,
    Always a prayer to keep us well,
    Always near when there’s something to tell —
    That’s Mothers.
    Author Unknown


  3. Wow…this made me teary in a wonderful way. Now I know where you get your good looks and fab spirit….your mama is simply gorgeous inside and out just like you! I haven’t talked to my mother in five years and I would give anything to have a loving supportive “sane” mom…you are so blessed. I bet she can’t wait to see the new baby that will be here soon…yahoo! Happy New Year to you and your magical family!


    • Thank you Cindy! My mother has shaped my life and given me a drive and passion for new experiences that has been unmatched.

      I hope that if you don’t have that with your mother right now, you find it in someone.

      I hope your New Year is filled with happiness and laughter.



  4. That made me weepy in a happy way. Congratulations on being blessed with such a beautiful spirit for a mom and for all of the many blessings that await. Happy New Year!
    P.S. In some of those pics I can’t tell whose who… Maybe you can do a post on her beauty secrets. wink, wink πŸ™‚


    • My mother has always looked more like my sister. With a 33 year old, a 31 year old, a 23 year old, a 21 year old, a 16 year old, and a 9 year old, she has certainly learned how to rejoice in her childhood spirit.

      I like to think that we keep her young, but it is actually her that keeps us young.



    • Over the years, she has become my best friend, next to my husband, and she continues to remind me of the importance of fun, laughter, and love.

      I hope you’ve found the same happiness in your life πŸ™‚


  5. So sweet, I was smiling the whole time and trying not to cry! I also love my mother so much, and with a 14 year old daughter I can only hope to have such an incredible tribute paid to me some day! Thank you for sharing the photos, so much energy, life, clarity in all of your eyes!
    What a wonderful gift for your mom’s birthday! AWESOME!!!!


  6. I loved this post! My mom died 9 years ago and I miss her so much. Now my oldest son is 30–which I can hardly believe! It’s so rewarding to watch our children grow into happy, healthy adults. Your mother sounds like an amazing woman–and so are you!


  7. I found water stood in my eyes after reading this post. I miss my mother so much. We lost her after suffering from 7 years of Alzheimer’s. And although 2 years has passed, I still could not contain my emotions every time I read posts like this.

    More power to your blogs and I hope you can give me a hug to your mom.


  8. Hi,Loved your blog and more importantly the way you have presented it. I will not follow your blog for a while as it makes me jealous. But I am sending your link to my mother and aunt who great travelers, Keep writing I shall join you when I start traveling.
    Take care. One parenting tip from my experience treat your child naturally ie give him/her what ever is available they will be better for it.


  9. i know exactly how you feel
    thank you maaaaa
    i love u tooo, and i know you wish that we could head out together as welll… hope someday we can in our dreams maybe


  10. Lovely post .. You treasure your Mum (lost mine when I was young and she never experienced her family as you and yours have). This is so cheering and happy to see, very nice.


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