Help Me Wish Her a Happy Birthday

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

She wanted a boy but did not get one.
What she received was a ball playing, gun toting tomboy.
She wanted to dress her little girl in lace and ruffles.
What she had was a dirt magnet that used the lace and ruffles as a teething ring.
She wanted a child who obeyed her every wish.
What she received was a child who locked her in the attic.
She wanted to teach lessons, like not spilling things in the car.
What they learned was humor, she being the first to dump a drink in her lap.
She wanted her children to know she would fight for any of their injustices.
What they learned, “Don’t tell or she will come to school and scare the principal, again.”
She wanted her children to participate in any activity they choose.
What she received was countless hours in the emergency room.
She wanted to teach her children not to run and fight over seat position in the car.
It was not her but the drunk in the back seat they sat on which taught this lesson.
She wanted her children to know all of god’s creatures are of value and that you should never give up on them.
Her example, converting a normal child bearing cow into an ice cube firing machine gun.

Today is my mother’s birthday. This compassionate, caring, story writing, person you have come to know is all due to her. My mother taught many lessons about life but the two I know the best?

Humor is in everything, find it and you can conquer anything. Love trumps all; know it, spread it, experience it and you will always have it.

Please join me in wishing her the best and brightest day possible. Happy Birthday Mom!



Summer Ross said, 

This is well done post! I really enjoyed reading it- Happy birthday to your mom!

March 2, 2011 at 8:51 AM  

what a great post. I hope she has a wonderful birthday!

March 2, 2011 at 8:54 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Happy birthday to your mom Jules.
This so reminds me of myself, I had two sons then got pregnant again wanting a girl, I got my wish but she was a tomboy until she reached her teens. My son has tow boys then had a girl and history has repeated itself she too is a tomboy. But I love them all the same just as your mom lovea you.


March 2, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

What a lovely, moving tribute to your mom, Jules. Wishing her many, many more joyous ones.

March 2, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Michael Di Gesu said, 

What a wonderful tribute to the most important person in our lives.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jules MOM! I hope you have a fantastic day filled with all the love you deserve.

March 2, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Jilda said, 

Happy birthday Jules' Mom! You are quite a reared a caring, talented woman who is making her mark in the world. I wish I could hug you both.

March 2, 2011 at 9:44 AM  
Pk Hrezo said, 

Love the poem! I was a total tomboy too.

Happy Bday to Mom!!!!

March 2, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

Happy Birthday to your Mom. I understand her plight. We are in it for the Good, the Bad and the Hospital Bills. LOL
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium

March 2, 2011 at 10:23 AM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

Happy Birthday to her, she gave this world a young and charming lady.

I believe in something, someone said, "Funny is an attitude!", the optimum amount we have, the better it is. :)

Blasphemous Aesthete

March 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

A Great Post! Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!

March 2, 2011 at 10:26 AM  
Kindros said, 

Happy Birthday Mom, we love you. :)

March 2, 2011 at 12:46 PM  
KarenG said, 

Ha, this is great! At first I was thinking you were the mom, but it's even cooler written by you, the daughter. Great post, and happy birthday to your wonderful mom who I'm sure is so glad she got you and not that other daughter LOL.

March 2, 2011 at 12:51 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Happy Beautiful Birthday, Jules MOM!!!! Thank you for giving us Jules!!!

The most Awesome tribute to an obviously Tough cookie like her daughter!!! :-) Beautiful!!!

HUGS to you Both,
Coreen xoxoxo

March 2, 2011 at 1:27 PM  
Tracy said, 

Hapy Birthday to Jules Mom! You did well, Mom; she is bright, beautiful, a fantastic writer, an inquisitive learner and a true joy!
thank you for giving her life!

March 2, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Nezzy said, 

Happy, happy birthday to your very amazin' Mom. I pray she has the best one ever!!!

God bless and have a fun day filled with celebration and cake baby, heaps of cake piled high with icin'! place!

March 2, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

What a great poem for your mother. She sounds like a wonderful lady.

March 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM  

Thank You dear daughter and even if I wanted a boy God knew best and gave me a sweet girl who I have enjoyed and been proud of. My daddy always said that the only monument you leave in life is your children and I have 4 beautiful ones that I love with all my heart. Thank You so much !! You are a hoot and I love you that way!

March 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM  
M Pax said, 

What a wonderful tribute. A Happy Birthday to your mom.

March 2, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
The Words Crafter said, 

Oh, I love how you did this!!!! Happy Birthday to your MOM!!!!!!

March 2, 2011 at 6:43 PM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

Sorry I didn't get here sooner.

Happy Birthday, Jules Mom! You must be great because Jules sure is.

March 2, 2011 at 7:08 PM  
Gail said, 

Have Birthday, Mother of Jules!

March 3, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

you made me cry .... Happy Birthday to her!!! I am sure she is an amazing person.. a beautiful soul ... a daughter like you are the product of all the hard work good mothers put in their kids' upbringing.. i am absolutely awed by the way you have described her .. awesome.. God Bless her with loads of love, peace, happiness and abundance...

March 3, 2011 at 9:27 AM  

Happy Birthday Jules Mom! And humor is a necessity of life. So is forgiveness. Couldn't imagine going through life without either.

March 3, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
floweringmama said, 

Happiest of birthdays to Jules Mom. You have an amazing, talented daughter!

March 3, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Ella said, 

Happy Birthday Mom! Hope you and yours have a glorious day!
Jules, Nicely Done~xXx

March 3, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Margo Kelly said, 

Happy Birthday, indeed! Well done. :)

March 3, 2011 at 12:04 PM  
Jayne said, 

Oh Jules - I can see you and I would have been fast friends had we lived in the same hood!
Loved this. Happy, happy birthday to your mom. :-)

March 3, 2011 at 2:27 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Wonderful post.

Happy Birthday to your mom! :)

March 3, 2011 at 2:49 PM  
Jen Chandler said, 

Love this post! Your mom sounds like a fabulous lady!

Happy Birthday to her :D

March 3, 2011 at 3:04 PM  
Charmaine Clancy said, 

Sounds like she got a pretty good deal with her tomboy.
Happy Birthday to your mum.

March 3, 2011 at 4:45 PM  
Elliot Grace said, 

...hoping your mom reads this. That was wonderful:)


March 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Holly Ruggiero said, 

That's beautiful. Happy Birthday to your MOM.

March 3, 2011 at 7:23 PM  
L'Aussie said, 

What an imaginative way to honour you mum's birthday. Happy Birthday Mum! I'm sure you're a wonderful daughter Jules...


March 3, 2011 at 10:26 PM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

We certainly learn the most important life-lessons from our mothers. A very Happy Birthday to yours, Jules :)

March 4, 2011 at 2:35 PM  
Tammy said, 

Happy belated birthday to Jules's mom! Hope it was a great one. Very sweet post!

March 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM  
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