Today is my Mom, Ann Searing's, 82nd birthday! I am a lucky girl, because I have the best mom in the whole world. I write that with conviction; I have lived and seen a lot and nobody has a better mom then me. (And of course, my brother and sisters, but I am the favorite!) Can you tell I am the baby in the family? :)
Some of my newfound savings mentality definitely comes from my parents. We didn't have a lot of money growing up, but it always felt like we had plenty. No one could make a dollar go further then my mom and dad. To this day, I think they could tell us where every penny they have has gone. Maybe its finally started to rub off on me?
My mom has given me a lot more then a way to save money. She has always been there for me. Even now, as I grown woman I call her for advice. And she is one tough cookie. She's been through a lot including breast cancer and 2 broken hips(35 years apart, no less). She's taught me and my siblings by example how to live life and stay strong. She's raised 4 successful children and has 5 grandchildren that absolutely adore her. She has friends that she's known since she was a little girl and friends that she met last year. She is an avid reader ; I sometimes think they'll run out of books for her to read!
On this special day, for those that know her(and even those who don't) please wish my mom a happy birthday in the comment section!
Happy, Happy Birthday Mom! I love you a lot !!