Friday, August 25, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!



Yesterday was my birthday. We had most of the Hasz side of the family over for dinner and cake (a beautiful cake--thank you Kelly! You are so talented!) . The house was full (just like I like it!) and it was so fun. The kids had a ball having their cousins over and they were exhausted by the time bedtime came around.

My mom sent me a very sweet email and it made me really reflect on things. Especially my own children. Being a mom really changes the way I look at birthdays, but it has also really changed the way I look at my mom! Being a parent is such a challenging thing to do, and to do it alone must be next to impossible! So mom, I want to honor you in this (semi-public) setting and say thank you. I am so grateful for the things I learned from you--you genuinely taught me how to be a better person and mother. I love you and am so glad for the relationship that we share. Thanks for being you! :)

5 comments:

mary said...

Lisa, thank you so much, that's very nice of you to do, I'm so sorry that I couldn't be there to celebrate your birthday with you, you're such a special young woman and as I told you before I feel very blessed that God chose me to be your mother. I love you and am so proud of you. love mom

Beth said...

Your mom looks so young and beautiful—in both that photo and her current profile photo!

I am amazed at how you never seem to stress out—regardless of how many kids are in your house at one time! Oh to be like you!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to you! Eat a piece of sugar-free cake for me!

Ginger said...

Happy Birthday Lisa! Sweet words to your mom! Mother's really do need to hear those words of love and confirmation. What a kind thing to do for her on your day.

Marybeth said...

I agree with Beth, your mom looks so young! She did a great job of raising you and Brian and I am thankful for that. Your birthday party was great..thanks for having everyone over.