Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Mom~

Today, in this moment, I have to write without thinking too much. Without editing~ Pen to the paper (in so many words...)
Today my beautiful Mom would have turned 69 years old. It is our first birthday of hers without her. I miss her so much.
I know that moms are such incredible people, but my mom was something so very special. So very unique.
If I could sit with her today and tell her the things I want her to know I would start by saying...
Mom, I hope you will always know how much I love you. I hope that you know that you are such an inspiration to me...Yesterday, today and always. You are my best friend.
You have so many incredible talents. You try new things always and you master them like no one else I know. You are such a strong and caring person. You judge no one. You simply talk to people and get to know them. You take everyone for who they are.
You are kind~
You are thoughtful~
You are beautiful.
You are incredibly missed every single minute of every single day.
If I do nothing else with my life, I hope that one thing I do is live like you did. Enjoy life~
Enjoy the simple things.
Enjoy the big adventures.
Try new things.
Don't be afraid.
Always want to learn~ Always hope... Always dream...
I want to be kind, and compassionate. I want to dance, and sing in the rain.
You inspire me so much. Every single day.
I think of you always.
On this day and every other day of my life, I celebrate you!
I celebrate the time we had together, even though it was cut so short. I celebrate the memories we have.
I celebrate that I am your daughter and that you are my mother.
I am the luckiest person in the world to have been your daughter in this life.
You are such a beautiful person.
I love you with my whole heart mom~
Happy Birthday!

Here are a few photos from her birthday celebration in 2007...


  1. This is beautiful, Tiffany! Happy Birthday to Rena! Big hugs to you!!!!! xoxo

  2. tiff- such a lovely post. i hope that youre able to have a good day remembering her. i know how you feel- the first birthday without them is always the hardest, but it does get somewhat easier to get thru. i swear. my dads bday is in 3 days, so trust me i know how you feel.
    if you need anything, please email me! or call. or skype or w/e.
    love you girl!!! and thanks for sharing this wonderful post with us. she seems like she was an amazing person (just like her daughter!!)

  3. Happy Birthday to a beautiful mom :) :)

  4. What a beautiful post Tiffany! Happy birthday to your beautiful mom and big hugs to you!

  5. Such a Beautiful post for a Beautiful woman.
    By reading this you inspire me to enjoy life and all there is to be thankful for. I hope you have a nice day remembering your Mother!


  6. Happy Birthday Rena! We love you! We hope you are watching over Tiff! I am sure you are so proud of her and her accomplishments! Thank you for leaving Tiffany with so much love! Happy Birthday!

  7. Happy Birthday Rena. I feel like I know you through your beautiful daughter's words. She's more like you than she knows. ***hugs***

  8. Thank you so much for sharing her birthday with us. I can't imagine the feelings you have today. My heart is with you.

  9. awww Tiff I am tears. Happy Birthday to your Mom. Love you so much girl. Wish I was there to give you a great big hug. You are always in my thoughts and everytime I see a dragonfly I think of you and your beautiful Momma. Love you!

  10. I send you my best wishes .....A hug.

  11. love this post! -Katie

  12. I am in tears because this was so thoughtful and beautiful. I hope that my child(ren) will think of me in the way that you think of your mother.

  13. Such a lovely post....a fitting tribute to a great Mom!

  14. oh my gosh... my heart breaks for you. You are clearly a very strong woman and I commend you for that. Beautiful post; just beautiful. And I am sure your mom knows absolutely how much you love her :)

  15. Oh wow. This is so beautifully done and so touching. I'm sorry for your loss but hopeful in your amazing memories and sweet relationship that you two shared. Thank you for sharing it with us. xoxo, happy mail partner!!

  16. Aww :-( This made my heart break a little. I'm sure she is very proud of you up in heaven!

    Beautiful Beautiful post.