Another Birthday For My Mom? Oh My!

by Sherry Riter in Birthday,Family,Holiday,Mom

Mom smiling eyes closed

Yes Mom, I am posting a picture of you with your eyes closed. There are plenty of pictures in the sidebar with your eyes open, so we all know you have beautiful, big brown eyes. What I want everyone to notice about this picture is that my mother does not look 69 years old!

Mom not only has perfect white teeth and shiny white hair, but she also has beautiful skin. I think she is a very beautiful woman and I know that I’m not being overly biased. People are always telling me, “Your mother is so beautiful.” It’s just a fact. Mom, you have to believe facts. 😀

I was trying to think of something that happened this year that would make us all smile. Well, I couldn’t pin down one story, but I thought of a couple snippets that are fun to remember.

  • I took Bella with me when I was visiting with Mom. I put a couple piddle pads over by the patio door and showed them to Bella. Well, Mom sat down in the chair next to the piddle pads and we all started talking. Eventually Bella had to go piddle and she went over to the piddle pads. Since Mom was sitting in the chair that, in Bella’s opinion was too close to her while she piddled, Bella piddled on the edge of the pad. Of course, most of the piddle went on the carpet. Uh oh! Mom’s face was…priceless.
  • Mom grew Moonflowers this year and that is all we heard about for months and months and months throughout the day and late into the night. LOL
  • Mom learned that even though she doesn’t want her picture taken and tries to hide, I will still find a way to take her picture AND I will post it on my blog. 😛
  • During the summer when Audrey and Terry went on vacation for a week, Mom volunteered to water their garden. Of course, that ended up being the hottest week of the summer. Mom got a real workout that week keeping it watered, but that wasn’t the funny part. Terry had told her to pick anything she wanted for herself, but to be careful that no snakes were hiding in the big leaves of some of the plants. I think it was cabbage, but I can’t remember for sure. Anyway, Mom was so terrified that she was going to find a snake, but wasn’t too scared because she picked them anyway! I would have just let them stay in the ground and rot before I chanced finding a snake. I guess you can tell which one of us is really the country girl.

Mom, I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I’m so thankful that you are my mother and I truly appreciate your sacrifices over the years on my behalf. The older we both get, the less of an age difference we have between us. Funny how that all works out. I love you. Happy Birthday Mom!!!



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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Skip_D January 23, 2013 at 6:32 am

Happy Birthday, Sherry’s mom! Have a wonderful day – & many more happy birthdays to come!


2 Sherry Riter January 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm



3 Joan January 23, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Happy Birthday, Teresa! You are beautiful and that is a fact! You don’t look your age and that is a fact! You are a very gifted and talented sewer who can sew the most beautiful creations and that is a fact! You have exquisite taste and that is a fact! Of course you have many other wonderful attributes, too numerous to name them all here, but the fact still remains that you are a remarkable woman! And last but not least, fifty years ago you gave birth to a beautiful redheaded daughter who grew up to become The Redhead Riter, an amazingly talented and prolific writer, who entertains her readers every day with her magnificently creative blog and writes the most interesting posts! Through your daughter’s writings we feel like we have gotten to know her very lovely family and that is a fact! 🙂


4 Sherry Riter January 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Thank you!


5 PJ January 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

Hey Red! Your mom is one GORGEOUS lady. I can’t believe she is 69! She is 10 years older than me and I look almost old enough to be HER MOTHER! LOL! Ask her what her secret is!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RED’S MOM! (Sorry, but I don’t remember Red ever mentioning your name.)

God bless!



6 Sherry Riter January 25, 2013 at 7:58 am

Thank you!!


7 PJ January 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Hey Teresa! I guess that goes to show I should read the “other comments” before I write mine! LOL! That way, I would have known that your name is Teresa. I apologize for that mistake. I will know better next time. I hope you have a WONDERFUL AND BLESSED Birthday!

God bless,


8 katlupe January 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom, Red! She is very beautiful and doesn’t look anywhere near her age. I know she is beautiful on the inside too. I know that because I see what kind of a person you are, and she raised you!


9 Sherry Riter January 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm

DOUBLE Thank you Katlupe! {{{hugsss}}}


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