Today is my 53 birthday. It's also the 15th of July. That means it's our family's traditional post of 15-pictures-for-the-15th-of-(the month)-of-2015 on my birthday. What a good day to be born.
To my surprise, the kids' captions to their photos are reasons why they love me.
53 never looked so good. I am one
|Calvin: I love Jane because she's a great mother to our kids. |
She's also a national treasure and my best friend.
|Ty: I love Mom because she's always sacrificed for us to have |
good and/or fun things, like a pass to the Nat Soo Pah.
(swimming at the base swimming pool in Mississippi with Afton and Eliza)
|Michelle: I love Jane because she chooses to see the world and |
everyone in it through rose-colored glasses.
|Afton: I love Grandma Jane because she is my friend.|
|Eliza: I love Grandma Jane... because.|
|Kathryn: I love Grandma Jane because she is so helpful. |
Like that time she held me all afternoon so I would sleep.
|Joe: Thanks for Ande. You are a good mom.|
|Ande: I love that Mom taught me to be a mom. |
She passed on how to love others and love myself.
|Zeph: I love Grandma because she teaches me to be happy.|
I also love Grandma because she loves me.
|Ezra: I love Grandma because she talks to Mom |
and helps her be a better mom.
She also smiles and talks to me. I love Grandma.
|Abe: (Abe's in training and "in the box" and can't |
send or receive communication,
but he sent this yesterday,
so I'm posting it for today.)
|Henry- I love Grandma because she plays with me outside |
when it's super hot and there's no shade. Also, because she took care of me
for a week when my mom wasn't feeling well and
took good care of me. You're the best, Grandma!
|Ray: We love Janey Payney because she knows how to make guests feel welcome . . . a full cookie jar.|
We got dessert and are eating it in her name.
|Cali: I love mom because she taught me to value these things . . . things that are eternal.|
|Levin: I love Grandma because she taught me to pick berries.|
|Atlas: Riding the "stooker." "It's a good day."|
Being a part of my family brings me great happiness. Thank you family.