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.