Happy Birthday to my Mom!

Dear Mom, I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and tell you that I love you and thank you for all that you do. I know I don't tell you that enough. I couldn't have a better role model as a mom, and I hope to be to my children what you are to me. You are my best friend and mom all rolled in to one. Even during the years when most moms and daughters are yelling and slamming doors, we never were. You have always been there to support and understand and be flat out honest when I needed it. I appreciate that because your love and honesty have gotten me where I am today.I know I tease you and laugh when you stub your toe, but I am pretty sure it's safe to say that I am already turning in to you. It is a good thing that you are pretty great, and that I have good things to look forward to! The old saying is true, like mother like daughter. Sorry for giving you gray hair when you taught me to drive a stick shift, I guess I have my own gray hair coming to me in the form of a boy named Keating.

Thank you for taking good care of my baby, and making my transition of going back to work an easy one. Even though I think Keating now likes you more than me, I appreciate everything you do to make him happy and feel loved. You are truly the best "Shonnie" he could ever ask for.

Thanks for being crazy and always up for a laugh. Thanks for teaching me the art of people watching, it is an invaluable skill. You have instilled in me things like not taking yourself too seriously and enjoying good wine.

Most importantly, you have raised me with strong Christian morals and good southern values, which come naturally from a true Southern Belle. {You had hair that even Farrah Faucet would envy... so did dad}

Happy Birthday to the best mom I could ever ask for. I love you and wish you many more wonderful birthdays!


  1. This is the sweetest thing!!!! You made me cry! I love you more than words can say! Thanks for making an old lady feel special! <3

  2. Well, it made me cry too! Sharon you deserve everything your daughters say about you, but isn't it just so nice that they take the time to let you know! And at least from 7th grade on.. I can attest to the fact that you and Can (and Hannah,too) HAVE always had an unusually close relationship that is enviable! Such a lovely tribute!!


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