Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happpy Birthday, Mom!

We recently celebrated my mother-in-law's 87th birthday. She is an amazing woman who helps keep all of us in perspective as to what's really important in life. She is a diabetic who has lost both legs in the past year and a half. Yet, she keeps a happy spirit that makes all of us want to be with her. She is having problems with congestive heart failure, and yet she doesn't talk her health. She is very ready to go to Heaven, and yet as long as she is on the earth, she uses the time she has to encourage family and invest in those she loves so dearly. Due to an infection she was quarantined to her room so she could not come home to celebrate. But that did not matter to her; she was with her boys and their families, and that made it a good day for her. She laughed so hard she almost cried (see picture) and we all had a wonderful time. What a great lady. She has reason to complain. She was a very accomplished artist who has not been able to paint since her stroke. She is in a care center rather than her own home. But she NEVER complaines. She believes life and God have been good to her. I hope when I'm 87 I have the positive spirit and great attitude toward life that Bobbie Grafton has. I love you, Mom!


sewmelody said...

Praise and thank God for mothers! Thanks so much for sharing with us, Jane!

Gina - RoseThistleArtworks said...

Happy belated Birthday to such a beautiful and inspirational woman! Thank you for sharing her here. :)

Gina - RoseThistleArtworks

Anonymous said...

It never ceases to amaze me how in the face of such adversary, some special people are so positive and happy! Your mom will make me think twice the next time I complain about some minor aches and pains!! God bless her-- she sounds like a wonderful woman!!