Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Mama!

Today is my mama's 53 birthday! (Confession: I didn't know the exact age until I spoke with her this morning and she said that my dad gave her $53 worth of lottery tickets...and I put two and two together!) She lives in Indianapolis so I won't be seeing her on her special day, but I sent her a card and her gift which she has received. I got her a new set of pots and pans...apparently she has recently broken some of her it was time!

I feel bad for her though because my dad left today for Bristol. He goes every year with two of his guy friends from work to the Nascar race. This year, it happened to fall on her birthday weekend though, so she will be all alone :( She didn't sound too upset about it though. She's pretty good about keeping herself occupied when Papa is away.

Here she is with my gorgeous sister on her wedding day back in January:

I think I've mentioned this before, but my poor mama has Bells Palsy. For a long time, the whole left side of her face was motionless. She couldn't even blink her eye let alone smile. She even had to wear an eye patch! She wasn't able to wear her contacts because her eyes would dry out from the lack of blinking. It was just awful for her.

Bells Palsy comes and goes for reasons unknown to the medical profession, but I am CONVINCED her dentist did this to her. She was there the day before getting work done, and then this happened! Of course, he says it wasn't possible....and I say he's a liar.

Anyway, the longevity of the condition varies from person to person and a lot of people regain their motion. This has not happened for my mom. She has had this for years. She is much better than she used to be, but you can really notice it when she smiles. Poor Mama...I do keep hoping that one day she will wake up and be able to smile her true smile for us again.

So say a happy birthday to my mom!!

I also want to give a shout out to my Boilermakers. They pulled it off yesterday against Northern Iowa and are onto the second round. They made it a lot more exciting than it had to be though! I looked like a complete fool on the treadmill watching them yesterday. I talk to the TV and I get so into it! If someone was just standing their watching me...they would've had a good show. Close games make me so nervous!

Happy weekend!!! Baking is in my plans as well as decorating the pink polka dot cake tomorrow! Stay tuned!


Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet mom!!

d.a.r. said...

Happy birthday to your sweet mama!! A girl I grew up with had Bells Palsy and I can imagine it wasn't a lot of fun as a teenager...I will pray that your mom can really smile for you someday!

And thanks for all of the sweet comments lately. Good for you for looking into a 5K. You can do it!!

A Journey Through The Waiting Game said...

Happy birthday to your Mama!

capperson said...

HAppy birthday to you Mama!!

Dollface said...

Happy birthday to your mom!!! I wish her well. My best friend's mom has been battling MS for years.... aww... my heart goes out to her!! Cant wait to see ur cake! xoxo

Megan said...

Happy birthday to your MOM! My heart dropped when I read the line "I do keep hoping that one day she will wake up and be able to smile her true smile for us again" and I lifted up a little prayer.

Claire said...

What a lovely post! Hope your mama has a lovely weekend!


Mrs. Ruby said...

Happy HAPPY birthday to your mama. And I think she's beautiful!!!