Thursday, March 02, 2006


Today is my mum's birthday ... she is only 58 years old.


I think she is about 9 or 10 in the above photo.

My mum is the most wonderful person. Her and dad are still very young ... they go dancing every 2nd Saturday (and not old people dancing ... they get in there and do some pretty awesome rock and roll !!).

Mum and her family migrated to Australia from Germany in 1958 ... she was 10. Dad and his family followed the next year. They have known each other since she was 8 ... isn't that gorgeous !!

Here is a photo of mum and dad on their wedding day ...

I dearly love my parents, and am very lucky to have them. I don't know what I would ever do without them. They mean the world to me. We are on the phone to each other, every other day. We email each other regularly. We have dinner together every Wednesday night. And catch up as often as possible. We are very close. They love being grandparents.

So, to my mum on her very special day ...

Happy Birthday Mum
I love you heaps.

Have a great day, everyone.

Take care,



Jamie Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to your Mommy!!! I mean, Mum.

My parents are young too. I am 42 and my mom is 60, and my dad is 62. I feel blessed to have them.
We are also very close. It is the greatest gift we can give our kids, to love them dearly all their life, and give them a secure home in which to grow up.

I hope you spoil your mother today!!

Meow said...

Thanks, Jamie. My parents were over for dinner last night, and tonight we are all going out for dinner at a restaurant. I am about to head out shopping, to buy her something nice ... always a hard job, as she has everything.
Hope you have a great day, take care, Meow

Connie and Rob said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!

What a wonderful post. She is absolutely darling at 8 years old and beautiful on her wedding day. Isn't it just the best to be so close to your mom? There is no other friendship like it in the world.

Bless you both! Hugs,

Scholiast said...

Happy Momday!

Viamarie said...

Completely true...mothers are like fine collectibles - as the years go by they increase in value.

Now that you're a mother, you at least know where you're heading to.

Happy Birthday to your dearly beloved mum.


Jenn said...

Happy Birthday to Meow's Mum!

they are a very attractive couple :)

Meow said...

Connie ... Thank you. My mum doesn't really look any different now, than she did on her wedding day. She is still a beautiful woman, although she doesn't seem to think so !!! I love her with all my hearth.

Scholiast ... Thank you.

Viamarie .. Thank you. What a lovely thing to say, fine collectibles ... I like that.

Jenn ... Thank you. They are attractive, aren't they. They still are, too.

Thanks everyone, have a great day, take care, Meow xx


A very happy birthday to your great mom. Very pretty picture. Her looks at 8 and her wedding picture hasn't changed much. Still as cute as ever only more matured of course. Happy Birthday to your mom again.

angel, jr. said...

Happy Birthday to your Mommy. Every Mommy is special. Not all Mothers are perfect. Only Mommys are!!!

Tab said...

This is a very touching post today.
Best Wishes *

momyblogR said...

Happy Birthday Mom! (Mum) Your parents are beautiful, just beautiful. Your Mom was a sweet little girl!

Meow said...

Fridays Child ... Thank you. They are both very attractive people still. I think they are gorgeous.

Angel ... Thank you. I know what you mean. Mum is definately a Mummy (Mommy) ... not just a mother ... always full of love, and always there when we need her.

Tab ... Thank you.

Momyblogr ... Thank you. My parents are the best ... wouldn't change them for the world.

Have a great day, everyone. Take care, Meow

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

Happy birhtday Mum...or mom if you will..haha

my mom is 48 and my dad is 51...they are still babies;)

I will be 31 in u do the math, they were too young when they started popping kids..haha

your mom looks so pretty in that wedding photo;)

Meow said...

Bossy Britches ... Thank you. Mum was very young when she had me, too .... I am 42 later this year !!! She does look gorgeous in her wedding photo, doesn't she.
Have a great day, take care, Meow

Dick said...

I am in your parent's generation although I was older when our kids were born. I was 23 when I met Annie. We continue to love our children through the years but it is necessary to turn them loose to be their own persons. It is great when they choose to remain close to their parents, as you are doing.

True Blue Guy said...

Happy birthday to you mom !!!! - Parents are the best thing aren't they ?

Your parents look like a perfect couple

cheers !

Meow said...

Dick ... I totally agree with what you said. It is so true. Thank you.

True Blue Guy ... Thank you. Yes, parents are the best things, they help make us who we are. And yes, they are the perfect couple.

Have a great day, take care, Meow

Bar Bar A said...

These are great photos!!!! What a wonderful tribute to your mom, she's blessed to be so loved.

Meow said...

Thanks, Barbara ... that's a lovely thing to say. She is very much loved by us all.
Take care, Meow

Zette said...

How lucky you are to have your mom around and with whom you are so fond of and close to. What a wonderful thing that is. I love the pics! Take care!


Chloe said...

Happy Birthday to your mum! she looks so beautiful. Mums deserve the best xx

Meow said...

Zette ... thank you so much.

Chloe ... thank you, she is beautiful. And she gets the best, don't you worry about that !!!

Have a great day / night, take care, Meow

Justine said...

about the same age as my mum.

Happy birthday, Meow's Mum!

hey - maybe she's not so irrational for putting the grandkid pressue on, after all!

No_Newz said...

Lifelong love, there isn't anything sweeter in the world. Happy birthday to your Mum!
Lois Lane

Clare said...

Happy Birthday to your mum Meow and what a lovely post that was. I don't live near my parents anymore but we also email and talk everyday. It always makes me sad to read of people that have conflict with their parents and don't keep in touch anymore.

Hope your mum had a great day :).


Meow said...

Justine ... thank you. I think she had a great day ... we went out to dinner last night, which was lovely.

Lois ... I agree, thank you. There's nothing warmer than a mother's love.

Clare ... thank you. It must be really difficult to be in conflict with one's parents ... can't imagine never talking to them again, for whatever reason.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful birthday wishes for my mum. She read most of them last night, and I said for her to read again this morning, in case there was anything new. She said I was naughty, as it all made her cry (she cries easily !!!). She loved all the lovely things that were said. Thank you.

Have a great day, take care, Meow

Devil Mood said...

Oh, it's here..the wedding photo. How cute and she had a beautiful face as a girl. Happy birthday again!

Meow said...

Devil Mood ... glad you found the photo !!! I think she still looks just the same now as she did as a child ... a little bit more mature perhaps, only just as pretty. Have a great day, take care, Meow

Urban Chick said...

Happy (belated) birthday to your Mum! My own mother may or may not be the same age quite soon (I suspect she would like me to neither confirm nor deny this!)