Friday, December 12, 2014

fifty-one: a birthday letter for my mama

Dear Mama Bird,

It's said (mostly to men) that the best way to know what your wife will be like, look like, sound like, in the future, is to look at their mother. Thank the good Lord I've got a mom that's a looker and who, more often than not, is confused for my sister. Aging got no thing on you (or me by proxy, yes?). But, more beautiful than your gorgeous face is your soul.

You see, I've got a mom to contend with, who does hard things, always maintains a great humor, and has great taste in fashion, food, and wine. No one has played the hand life's dealt them in the graceful and sassy way you manage to do. Just when it seems the smile should be wiped right off of your face, you crack another, wider, greater, ivory grin in the midst of any storm.

All light-heartedness aside, there's many things about you I can only hope are also possessed inside of me. In the deepest of heartaches you are honest. In the ugliest of circumstances you are genuine. In the face of difficulties (at the gym or in life) you grit teeth and work hard to endure. You are a pillar of strength, a bastion of hope, a reminder of His goodness -though you don't feel that way- and,well, that's okay because humility has always been a beautiful bit of your personality.

I shall call you the transformer because you take the hard things, the heavy things, and transform them into easily-handled bits and pieces. You bear burdens other people would hide from and you do it with committed love for our family. Your days aren't easy, aren't simple and worry-free, but you thrive in them always.

You are dear to me. Dear and precious and awesome to me.
am
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Just as marriage letters have marked moments and beautiful months in our lives, birthday letters can -and now will- do the same. For the next year I will be pulling together birthday letters on the special day of my loved ones in an effort to remember special bits and pieces of our relationships over the previous year.

19 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Happy Birthday to your mom!

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  2. AMBER! I LOVE THIS!!!! And I feel like I love your mom by proxy! Happy Birthday Amber's Mom!!!! HA!


    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  3. THIS IS WHY I LOVE BLOGGING. Now these gorgeous words exist in archive forever. Happy birthday to your gorgeous mom!

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  4. Happy birthday to your beautiful mother!

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  5. You look just like your mom, Amber! This is a beautiful tribute to her work and legacy in your life. Happy birthday to your mom!

    PS. Our moms are the same age. '63 was a good year!

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  6. I will always love your letters. No matter what. This one is so sweet. Your mom sounds like an amazing lady, and deserves every bit of admiration that you give her! Happy birthday, Amber's mom. :)

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  7. loved this. so beautiful and i'm sure your mamma loved it for her birthday. have a wonderful day celebrating her 51!!

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  8. Happy birthday!!!! Also, I love that in the background it says "mas" like "mom's day" or something (I could be losing my mind after this crazy week)

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  9. Girl! Look at them genes! You've got one beautiful momma who most certainly does not look 51! Happy Birthday to your mom!

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  10. Katie @ A Beautiful Little AdvDecember 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Happy Birthday to your mama! I love your love for her!

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  11. How to Save Your Relationship And Marriage from Divorce or broke up??.

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  12. How to Save Your Relationship And Marriage from Divorce or broke up??

    An amazing testimony on a spell caster who brought my husband back to me.. My name is Natasha Johnson,i live in Florida,USA,and I'm happily married to a lovely and caring husband ,with two kids.A very big problem occurred in my family seven months ago,between me and my husband .so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce.he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited.{bravespellcaster@gmail.com}. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day.What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me,and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past seven {7}months,gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back.So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there to kindly visit the same website { http://enchantedscents.tripod.com/lovespell/},if you are in any condition like this,or you have any problem related to "bringing your ex back. So thanks to the Dr Brave for bringing back my husband ,and brought great joy to my family once again. {bravespellcaster@gmail.com}, Thanks..

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  13. You are one truly amazing woman Mama Bird and you are ROCKING at life - just look at the gorgeous miracle of Amber that you have produced. Happy birthday special lady x

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  14. I love this. Happy birthday Momma Minegar!

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  15. Here's to beautiful women from the inside out, especially Mama Bird! May the years bring her happiness and love to never leave her side.

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  16. gorgeous mama (and daughter, duh)!
    happy belated birthday comment!

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  17. thanks Kate! it was a wonderful day of celebrating from start to finish...including gritting my teeth at the gym with amber.

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  18. it has taken me a bit to catch my breath since friday! but finally some quiet time in front of the computer. sweet letter & you paint an amazing picture of a woman i would love to meet. you forgot the part about grabbing those clothes that had just arrived from mod cloth and suggesting i take a drive off a cliff. quite mature. but then you made me laugh by asking if i could leave the clothes behind for you as i wouldn't be needing them. family & humor & God. that's what makes all of the challenges bearable. <3

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  19. My name faith i want to give thanks and i will always give thanks to Dr ogboni who brought back my love that has left me for 6years within 48hours, i have said about this last week but i promised to always tell people about this every week end so that those that did not read about it last will read about it this week, i have been looking for how to get this boy back to my life because i love this boy with the whole of my heart, i could not replace him with any body,one day i was watching my television when i saw a lady giving thanks to Dr igbalu and telling the world how he helped her i was so shocked i could not believe it because i never taught that there are powers that can bring back lost love, then that was how i decided to contact him too because i do really need my love back,when i contacted him i told him everything and he told me not to worry that my love will surely be back to my arms within 48hours at first i could not believe because i was thinking how could somebody that has gone for 6years come back within 48 hours,so then i decided to watch and see,unbelievable within the next 48hours i got a call from unknown number so i decided to pick the call the next thing i could hear was my loves voice he was pleading and begging me on the phone that i should forgive him that i should forget all that have happened that he did not know what came over him,he promised not to leave for any reason, that he was really sorry for what he did,i was so surprised because i never believed that this could happen,so that was how i accepted his apology and the next morning he came to my house and still pleading for me to forgive him i told him that everything is okay that i have forgiven him, that was how we started again and now we are married, i promised to say this testimony in radio station, commenting this testimony is still okay but before this month runs out i promise to say this in radio station and i will,sir thank you very much.World please am begging you people to try and thank this man for me,or if you need his help here is his email address:ogbonispelitemple@hotmail.com , you can still contact me through my email to know more about him.this is my email adress:ogbonispelitemple@hotmail.com.

    Name:faith

    Country USA
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