Thursday, January 8, 2009

Mama (and Elvis)

Are you wondering what my Mama and Elvis have to do with each other? Well first of all, they share a birthday, not to mention the fact that my Mama also brought me up listening to Elvis records! Today, January 8th, my mother is turning sixty-five.

I'm really blessed to have a mother like mine. She is a wonderful Christian example of what a mother should be. We've always been close. Thanks to her guidance, I am the person I am today. I have great memories from my childhood. She knew how to guide me through those teenage years too....and dating! We prayed together for the guy I would marry...for the babies I wanted after I was married...and many more things along the way. We prayed for her too. Two and a half years ago, she was diagnosed with the early stages of breast cancer. She came through that great and is still getting good reports every time she goes to the doctor. (PTL!)

My mom (and dad) live next door to me. I'm so glad! We might not see each other everyday, but we always talk (usually many times). I love having them next door!

Today, I just want to say Happy Birthday, Mama. I'm very proud to call you my mother. Thanks for the way you (and daddy) raised me!

I love you!
~ Tammy ~

(Enjoy the Elvis music...Mama's favorite Elvis song, "Loving You" was also played at our wedding...we tell everyone that Elvis sang at our wedding.)

And last of all, I'll leave you with her favorite scripture....she used to put this in my lunch often with the notes that she always put in there for me!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and he will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6


Janene said...

Tammy~That is a wonderful birthday tribute to your mom...I love how you call her Mama!
Happy Birthday Mama....wishing you the happpiest of days today and always!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to your Mama, I bet growing up with the same birthday as Elvis was cool!
The 5th picture of you mama reminds me of Joy!

basketsnprims said...

Tammy ~ I want to wish your mom a very Happy Birthday. What a wonderful mom she was to you and how great they live next door to you. We lost Simon's mom 3 years ago and my mom 2 years ago and oh, how we miss them. There's just nobody like a mama.


Jenn said...

♥Happy Birthday Mama!♥

Sue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY "MAMA"! I hope you have a wonderful have a great daughter!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mama. I too grew up with the sounds of Elvis around and now my kids have too. Isn't that terrible, :). They have to listen to one of his Christmas albums at Christmas time.
Have a great day with your mama,
Kim in OK

wrcdgc said...


I hope your Mom has a wonderful and blessed birthday. I admire your relationship. I would have loved to been that close to my Mom. We talk usually everyday but we are so different as well as my oldest daughter and I. It's not easy being a Mother. It's the hardest job unfortunately we don't get paid for it!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Mama.. I know she is proud of you as her daughter too!!!!! My mother died in 1991 and I miss her so much!!!

Amy C. said...

Wishing your Mama a very happy birthday! What a special bond you share with her. Reminds me a lot of me and my mom. I live next do to her as well. I can't get over how much Joy resembles your Mama when she was a young girl.
Well have a great day and do something special with your Mama!

Anonymous said...

Tammy, Such a very beautiful tribute to your Mom on her birthday! I'd like to also wish your Mom a "Very Happy Birthday"!

I and all of our kids were raised listening to Elvis songs too... I still love to listen to his music..especially his Christmas and Christian songs..

I'd like to wish both your Mom and you a very beautiful day today!

Love & Blessings,

Kimberly said...

Beautilful post! And happy birthday to you Mam! She's a lovely lady!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Happy Birthday to your dear Mom!

FourOf5zs said...

A wonderful tribute to your Mama. Happy Birthday to her!

Julie said...

Tammy--I am SO glad I read your post today. I don't think it was by happenstance either. I am going to put that scripture in my daughter's lunch tomorrow. She is having high school drama, and has been VERY hurt by a friend she's had since kindergarten. She is trying to understand this new challenge in her life and cope with it in a Christian way. She is a very Christ-like girl, and this scripture will help her so much right now. I have been praying, thinking, begging... to find something to say or do that might help her. That scripture is the answer. Thank you and your Mom for your goodness. Tell her happy birthday from me. You have blessed my life. Hugs to you----Julie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your precious mum. I adore the polka dot dress she is wearing in one of the photo' what we now call the'vintage' look.
Wishing you both a very blessed day.
luv Ann.xx

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday to your Mama ... and congratulations to Joy as well! I agree that the resemblance between the two of them is uncanny.

How wonderful to have such special family moments to celebrate...

The Whites said...

What a wonderful way to say happy birthday to your mom!

Hope shes had a great day!


lindanuts said...

Happy birthday to your Mama.
BTW~ today is my birthday! I was born on Elvis' 16th birthday and Mike and I were married on my birthday! Small world, huh?

Katy said...

OH!!!! A very happy birthday to your mama!!! :) I am so glad to hear she raised you as she did! I loved seeing the pictures of her growing up!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful loving post to honor your mama birthday.I wishing your mama "Happy Birthday" Have a Blessful day today..Katherinllen

Backwoodsprim said...

I think you have a wonderful mom too! Happy Birthday to her!!
I try to be the same to my DD....

Have a great day!

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Mother. My brother also shares the same birthday as Elvis,and sad to say,but he passed away on my birthday. I love the scripture,it's one of my favorite.


Terry said...

I'm late in wishing your sweet mama Happy Birthday, but I hope it was a nice one just the same.
What a cutie she is!


Sue said...

Head over to my blog and join us for a round of tag along!

Shellmo said...

Your mom is such a beautiful lady in every single one of those photos!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a sweet post!

Jo-Anne said...

This is just the sweetest post. Happy Birthday to your wonderful mother!

I grew up listening to Elvis, too. We also watched ALL is movies! :)

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Happy Birthay to your Mom! And to Elvis too!

We were also brought up listening to Elvis music. When he died, t was almost like losing a family member.

Have a great week!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom...happy birthday to her:)
Have a wonderful evening!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom...happy birthday to her:)
Have a wonderful evening!

Tammy said...

Oh, this was SO sweet, Tammy!
Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom!
(Beautiful inside and out!)

I loved seeing her adorable childhood pictures...and love your tribute to her!

She and I (and Elvis, whom I had a little crush on when I was maybe six yrs old!) share a January birthday!

It sounds like you have been been truly blessed with her as your mom...and she probably feels the same way about you as her daughter!


basketsnprims said...

Tammy, thanks for your kind words. We have had that furniture quite awhile, got it from JCPenny & had to pay the shipping, but I've seen some beautiful upholstery fabrics similar @ Joanne Fabrics. That might be less than new furniture if you have a good upholsterer (is that a word) near you.


Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Tammy's Mom!

How blessed you both are, to have each other. I'm sure that you have been a daughter that she has been proud and grateful to call her own.

I love Elvis' music, too!

Many Blessings,

Tammy said...

PS...No, my birthday isn't the 8th...I just meant it's also in January! :) It's still a couple weeks away...:D

Yes, I'm sure Joy would love Anne of Green girls have just discovered her and it's fun to share it with them.
I'm pleasantly surprised how much my husband even likes it!
Have a great week!
~The Other Tammy :)

MindyLew said...

A wonderful tribute to your mama.
I always wished I lived closer to my mom!! My mom used to write notes and scriptures on my lunch bag - I had several kids/teachers looking forward to reading them everyday.

Stephanie said...

My mother still talks about the concerts of Elvis..... I hope your Mamma had a GREAT day :)

Kath said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, Tammy. What a lovely post!