Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Nonna!

Today is a very special day! It’s Nonna’s birthday. Although, I know her better as ‘mom’. And, wow, where do I start with her? She is the perfect definition of a mom (and a wife, and a Nonna, and I could go on...). She always knows how to make me feel better about anything. And when I’m having a bad day, or terribly stressed, I just feel a need to talk to her about it. I hate that I do that, because I never want her to be stressed, but it seems despite my best intentions, I end up on the phone with her, in tears, because she is the one who just makes me feel like everything will work out. And it always does :) She is who I want when I’m sick. I always think, if only mom was here I’d be better!
Of course, she’s as wonderful a Nonna, as she is a mama! Avery adores her, as you could imagine. And even before Avery, during the first pregnancy, she was amazing. She was my rock. I remember that first night, after the surgery, she just laid by me and held me, as if I were still 3 and crying over a skinned knee. I knew her heart was breaking double - for me and for the grandchild she would never meet. On the day we found out so quickly that we would be having a tiny baby way too early, as I melted down, she stood strong. She told me it was going to be okay. Maybe she didn’t even fully believe it herself, but she convinced me. But you know what? I’d bet she did believe it. Her faith is amazing. I have no idea where I’d be today if she hadn’t raised me in the Christian home that I believe is so important.
I thank God for the day she was born. I thank God for her every day.
Happy Birthday Mom, I love you!


10 comments:

Cristi said...

Goodness Gracious! Ok so I am reading this book that for the last several chapters has made me cry so this morning I decided I wasn't going ro read it so I wouldn't cry my makeup off. Ummmmm. That was so sweet. You are so precious to me. Thank you. Now I gotta go re apply makeup :). Love you Bunches!!! And love the post. See y'all tomorrow . Dora is at the mall from 10 - 6!! :)

The Glenn Gang said...

So sweet! You are blessed to have such a great mom! And, Avery is blessed to have you!

Calley said...

How awesome! I am in tears too! That is so sweet Casey- And Cristi really us such an inspiration and a woman of great faith! I guss thats why I was crying- everything you aid is so true! How sweet of you to write tis precious blog about her! :)

Jami Ainsworth said...

So sweet, Casey and yeah, I teared up too! Love, love the photo with the corn dop in one hand and the camera in place in the other hand! I guess I love it so much because that could be me.

brtty stella said...

Made me cry too. I thank God for the day she was born too and I always will! Now she has her precious family and the adorable little grand baby she loves so much. God is soooo good!

Too Many Hats said...

What a sweet, sweet post. Aren't moms the best things! You are very blessed to be so close to your mom. This makes me miss mine so very much.

Anonymous said...

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Mallory said...

i teared up reading this, what a sweet blog! i especially liked the part about your mom telling you avery was going to be okay that day =)

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Beth E. said...

What a beautiful tribute to you mom, who - by the way - looks wayyy to young to be a Nonna! Please her happy birthday for me!

Penny said...

That is so sweet, Casey! Your mom has always been the sweetest, most loyal friend I could have. And, in your case, the apple does not fall far from the tree. I told your dad Tuesday that they did a great job raising you--- you were really sweet to Larry and went way beyond the call of duty. Your mom has always been a blessing in my life and you are, too. =)
Love the last picture! How did you get Josh to wear the Mickey ears?! lol