Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Farmmom!

Today is Farmmom's birthday, and if this whole blogging thing is good for anything, it ought to be to get a whole buttload of people to wish my mother a happy b-day.

So, hit the comments, and wish her a happy day. Do it for her. Do it for me. Do it for your country!

Ok so birthday wishes have nothing to do with patriotism, but it sounded good, all right?

In honor of this special day, I've assembled some quotes. Some are on motherhood, (since she is my mom,) and some are on birthdays. Enjoy!

This is part of the essence of motherhood, watching your kid grow into her own person and not being able to do anything about it. Otherwise children would be nothing more than pets. -- Heather Armstrong

My mother's great. She has the major looks. She could stop you from doing anything, through a closed door even, with a single look. Without saying a word, she has that power to rip out your tonsils. --Whoopi Goldberg

Whatever with the past has gone,
The best is always yet to come. - Lucy Larcom

Everything I know I learned after I was thirty. - Georges Clemenceau

They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much. - Malcolm Cowley

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. - Mark Twain

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. - Ogden Nash

Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty eight and forty. - James Thurber

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is the work of art. - Garson Kanin

We are all born naked and screaming and if you're lucky that sort of thing won't stop there. - Unknown

You're not getting older, you're getting better. - Unknown

May you live all the days of your life. - Jonathan Swift

Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake. -- Anonymous

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old. -- Mary Schmich


Here's wishing the wonderful lady who rocked me to sleep, patched up my bangs and scrapes (of which there were plenty,) taught me to be a good person, gave me perspective on the world, offered advice even when she knew I wasn't going to listen, and generally helped to build me into the person I am today, a wonderful birthday.

After all, without her birthday, I wouldn't have mine.

21 comments:

Zdogk9 said...

Happy Birthday,
You're only as old as you act.

Chalzc said...

Happy Birthday!

Here's hoping someone call's you with a funny Birthday Song rendition! (O'dark thirty is a nice time for that, don't you think?) :)

Holly said...

Happy Birthday! I loves me a birthday, even when it isn't mine!

Snarky said...

Happy Birthday Farmmom!!

Snigglefrits said...

Happy Birthday FarmMom! I hope you have a truly fantastic day!

Bernice said...

Happy birthday Farmmom!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Farmmom!

J.W.

wordwitch said...

Happy Birthday FarmMom! Remember - you're only truly old when you have nothing more to smile about.

Best,
WW.

Crucis said...

Happy Birthday, Farmmom. You're only as old as you feel. Mine is coming up in a couple of weeks. Us March folks gotta support each other.

Sayings: You're only as old as you feel. Today, I feel I'm 40.

Krigsrotte said...

Happy Birthday! Have an excellent year, Farmmom. :)

aepilot_jim said...

Hippo birdies FarmMom.

Old NFO said...

Happy Birthday Farmmom!

Ambulance Driver said...

Happy Birthday, Farmmom!

You're what...35, now? You must have had Farmgirl when you were 10!

And beyond simple ahppy birthday wishes, I will go one better. If you don't already have a copy of my book, I'll send you a signed copy of the hardcover version.

GreenRanchingMom said...

Happy Birthday FarmMom!!

shyvonne said...

Happy Birthday, from Arkansas!

Farmmom said...

It has been a fantastic birthday. All my family got together for a wonderful steak dinner this evening and we had a great time. A few laughs and a good meal with my family. How could it have been better!

Oh my the better just showed up with AD's present. Whoop!!!!

Christina LMT said...

Happy Birthday, Farmmom! We're just one day apart...mine's tomorrow!
I hope one of my daughters writes me such a wonderful tribute someday. But I won't hold my breath! ;)

JPG said...

Belated birthday wishes, Ma'am. May you have many happy returns of the day.

As the late Allen Wayne Damron used to day, "Growing older is mandatory, but growing UPL is optional."

All best,
JPG

HollyB said...

Happy B'day, Farmmom!
You share your birthday with Texas Independence Day! WOOT!

OK Katrina said...

Dear Farmmom,

May the coming year be full of blessings and joy. Happy Birthday!

OK Katrina

phlegmfatale said...

Happy Birthday to Farmmom, and many more!