Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

This beautiful child
was born on this day in 1932.
She grew up to be an intelligent, funny, kind-hearted, loyal, generous, compassionate, understanding, artistic, quick-witted woman.
She married a young man in 1952, in a garden ceremony at her family's home.
They had a family of three kids,
(Deb, Jim, me & Mom on Maui, 1972)
and I'm blessed to be one of them.
Happy Birthday, Mom!
We love you!
Ronald McDonald House Benefit, October 2007

14 comments:

Allegra Smith said...

Happy Birthday to your dear Mom, I am sure she is a delightful person, filled with good humor, compassion, a good friend and a wonderful wife.
How would I know? Because the apple never falls far from the tree.

Tell David Happy B-day from us too. I wish he could come on the 11th. Have a safe trip and a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Truth Ferret said...

You are such a kind, loving person and now I understand where it comes from: Your mom. Hope your birthday is wonderful.

Mary Potts said...

My gosh, another birthday to celebrate! What a lovely, classy lady your mom is. It's no wonder her daughter is so awesome!
The family photo is gorgeous. You are so blessed to have your parents still with you.
xo

Busy Bee Suz said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful Mom.
She exudes beauty and joy!!!!

Kay said...

I love seeing pictures of your parents! Your mom's face is so bright and joyful! Happy birthday! :)

ChiTown Girl said...

Happy birthday to your mom!! She's obviously one hell of a great mother based on the daughter she raised!!

rebecca said...

stunning. this tribute to your beautiful mother!
i share allegra's sentiments completely.
you are the "apple" for so many of us!

Elizabeth said...

So beautiful -- all of you. And the resemblances are startling!

Jabacue said...

I can see that she is as proud of you as you are her. Great post Karen.
Jim

Karen said...

Lovely tribute. I loved the childhood photos...sooo 60's! You and your Katie look so much alike. Three generations of beautiful.

Tracey Axnick said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful mom!

Jason, as himself said...

What a good looking family!

karen gerstenberger said...

Thank you all - my mom read all of your comments, and was thrilled. You added to her birthday joy!

Daisy said...

Happy birthday to your Mama. She has a beautiful smile!