Jul 1, 2010

A day for my favorite lady

Today is my momma's birthday. She's kind of a big deal. In addition to healing my wounds with a kiss, helping me with my homework, and encouraging me to dream, she's seen a lot of the world.

She's a lifetime Girl Scout, an amazing leader, and an avid hiker. She's helped girls learn it's okay to be themselves, how to take initiative, and yes, she's taught them how to pee in the woods.
 Mom in Machu Piccu, Peru
 She's hiked hundreds of miles through Virginia and all the states surrounding it, Philmont (a Boy Scout camp in New Mexico), Glacier National Park, parts of the Appalachian Trail, and even Nova Scotia.

She's an incredible journalist and has covered stories everywhere from China and India to Thailand and South Africa. She'll cry at anything sentimental and she's hilarious when she's tired.
A proud grandparent with my dad and Madison in June

There are things she's taught me that will stay with me the rest of my life. She's the most inspiring woman I know - and I just wanted to say, Happy Birthday.


Alison Kinsey said...

aww your Mom sounds like an amazing person! that's neat she's been a lifetime girl scout. my Mom was a troop leader for a few years. happy birthday to her!!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, what an amazing woman! I am in awe of all that she has accomplished and experienced! What a wonderful role model/inspiration for you!

Happy Birthday to your mom!

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

aww momma's are the best!

Diana Mieczan said...

Happy Birthday to your mom,sweetie:) Ahh those photos are beautiful:)
She sounds magical:)
Muah and have a wonderful Thursday

Amber said...

How cool that your mom has done so much traveling!!! That is awesome. And that she's a journalist - love it!

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Megan said...

Yay! I love her. She taught me that I am always dehydrated. ALWAYS.


Mandy said...

Very sweet! Happy Birthday to your momma!

Stephany said...

I'm especially close to my mom so I love reading posts like these. Your mom sounds like an awesome lady. Happy birthday to her!

BFraze said...

Aw, you made me cry!

Darcie said...

Happy Birthday, Becky's mom--this is a nice way to say how much we appreciate those special people in our lives! :)

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