Happy 93 to my mum!!!!

February 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm 14 comments

My mum has seen life- she has seen war and peace –
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2010/09/25/long-time-passing-gone-to-fighting-part-6/
lived in lots of places and become “dear” to many many people all over the world.

The last few years have been terribly hard on her
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/goodbye-my-luvleyful-grandson-chris-ritchey/
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/x-her-viking-chris-ritchey/
and this year was another blow. Having to give up her independence ( through no fault or health issue of her own) was particularly hard.

https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/what-are-they-thinking-the-thought-process-stops-here/

But in her gentle way she has made the best of a bad situation- and even though her memories and “precious things” had to be tossed to the curb she still continues to try to make more and to be thoughtful and loving .

I am thankful for every minute, for every day that I get to have “my mum”- she has been there sharing a cup fo tea and trying to comfort when the nights are long- and the days longer. I see the worry etched upon her face as she watches the pain I go through when the days of losing Christopher become all-consuming. She loves unconditionally – always has done- always finds the best in people – even those that have hurt her and caused her grief. There is not a vindictive thought in her little body.

Yes, I am terribly lucky to be able to share the cake her granddaughter will bake for her this weekend- to watch as she once again holds a new little great-grandchild in her arms as the older great-grandchild listens to her little “ditty’s” – those same songs she sang to me, to my children always bring a smile and a warmth. We will celebrate her 93 years and so much more a love that is timeless and a generosity of spirit that is unmatched.

Happy Birthday mum and thank you for all you give to us – We love you Lots and Lots and Lots

You are the best among us !!!!!

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  February 11, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Happy birthday to your mother!!!! She is an amazing person who has led an extraordinary life . . .

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  February 11, 2012 at 12:58 am

    There are stories I could tell 🙂 but she won’t let me tell them all

  • 3. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  February 11, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Bet those are some pretty good ones . . .

  • 4. ree  |  February 11, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Happy birthday, Mum!!

  • 5. Tony  |  February 11, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Happy Birthday Aunty Vi Love you lots Tony XXX

  • 6. Anne  |  February 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Happy Birthday Auntie Vi. Paul and I will be drinking a toast to you.

    Lots of love

    Anne
    xxxx

  • 7. aka mozart  |  February 11, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I hope it is a day of happiness, warm comfort food, a woolen blanket, and a good movie…shared with family,,,happy happy!

  • 8. Grammy  |  February 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

    Love and hugs,

  • 9. James  |  February 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Happy Birthday, Auntie Vi. I hope you’re not teaching your great-grandchildren the songs you taught me when I was little! E.g. “The Black Cat Peed in the White Cat’s Eye” and “Dan, Dan the Lavatory Man”. I still remember every word, if you need reminding. Lots of love, Jimpot xxx

  • 10. Loraine Ritchey  |  February 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Oh the black cat pee’d in the whites cat and the white cat said cor blimey and the black cat said I am sorry old cock I didn’t know you were behind me!!!

    Dan Dan the lavatory man , working in sewers all day, down in the urinals, sorting out the finals happy as the flowers in May
    Then he takes a nap all amongst the crap happy as can be
    and the only music he hears all day is phhat phhat wee wee

    Yes Jim she remembers which is why the “fish ” is peeing on everybody’s head as he flies around – Gavin is fascinated 🙂

  • 11. Dawn  |  February 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Great Great Auntie Vi, love the rhymes! You are amazing and an inspiration.
    Love and best wishes from Great Great Niece Julie and family, and everyone here in Devon.
    have a wonderful day, mum will give you a call later.
    XXXXXXXXX

  • 12. becky smith  |  February 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Happy Birthday to your mum!! What a milestone!!!

  • 13. Dave Cotton  |  February 13, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Give her my best because she is the BEST!!!

  • 14. Bob and Kate Gargasz  |  February 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Happy Birthday! 95 tremendous.

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