Monday, June 20, 2011

Tea Party Tuesday ~ Happy Birthday to MY MOM!!!


I know I am one day early for Tea Tuesday but guess what...I don't care! I am starting early in honor of my Mom's Birthday which is TODAY!!!! 

I follow a wonderful and inspiring blog, called "A Delightsome Life" and reflecting on the best of summer, I immediately think of of my Mom and celebrating her birthday during the best season ever! So fitting it is with the bright flowers, colors and warm comforting rays of the sun. My mom has been the sunshine in my life for sure!


I know I have said a lot about my Mom in pasts posts...that is because there is a lot to say.  She has taught me everything I know about about darn near everything important.  

Like....never take yourself too serious...

A little over a year ago I asked her, "Mom, if you could go anywhere on a trip..where would go?"  After little thought and nearly no hesitation, she said, "The south...Charleston and Savannah".  

I replied, "Mom, are you sure you don't want to go somewhere in Paris??"

~Sugar Cookie with Fondant Cut Out and Edible Food Writer to make the Eiffel Tower ~

"No," she said. "For years I have read about many wonderful places to visit in Charleston and Savannah...this is where I would want to go."

Three months later we were there. 

Here is a story about my Mom with a few pictures from our trip.

Mom... I love you...

My Mom has taught me many things...we share the same soul, I believe.

My mom has always faced the tangles of life head on...she taught me never to be afraid. When I was diagnosed with brain cancer...she never wavered.

She is my angel..

Because of her strength and love, I have had the courage to take a road less traveled...

And climb to wonderful heights...

 My Mom has instilled into me the importance of reflecting upon my treasures and being grateful for what I have.

She has also taught me the importance of giving our gifts to others..

Without expectation of what is in return.

Though my faith has often been Mom continues to remind me that with God, anything is possible.

I am so grateful for every moment I have with my Mom.

Time on this earth is so precious.

Take time to reflect on our relationships with bridges, not walls.

Mom...when you are ready....Paris is waiting for us!!

Happy Birthday MOM!!

I can't wait to see what you are sharing for Tea Party Tuesday in celebration of my Mom's Birthday!!!

I am linking up....

Between Naps on the Porch ~ Tablescape Thursday
Lily Rose Cottage: L.A.C.E

Home Sweet Home Friday's at The Charm of Home


Lisa said...

What a beautiful post. I am sure your mom feels as blessed to have you as you do to have her. Happy Birthday!
P.S. Savannah is on my bucket list too!

MsFoxsSweets said...

Such a sweet and beautiful post! Your pictures are all beautiful! Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Unknown said...

So nice! Happy Birthday (Trisha's) Mom!

And it looks as if you went to see some amazing places!

Two Minute Takes said...

This post is as beautiful as your wonderful Mother. Best wishes for a great birthday today and all the best for a fantastic year for her. Your pictures compliment everyone of your thoughts in this post so wonderfully.

Anonymous said...

From Your Mom...I am so very humbled by this heartfelt post. Life is a miracle and the right to live it is a gift. It's wrapped in a ribbon woven with love, dreams and joy of family and at quiet times when there is just me I think of all the gifts you have brought into my life. If I could write a tale of love, kindness, strength and courage the hero would be you. God certainly winked at me when He chose you for me from His meadow of beautiful flowers. My gratitude is overwhelming. Always know that I Love You....Mom

Barbara F. said...

Trisha, what a beautiful and loving tribute to your mom. I can't wait for your Parisian adventure! Blessings to you always, xo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful Mom! How blessed you both are to have each other. Your tribute is very touching, Trisha. I just read the comment from your mother and she really is special! Thank you for sharing and joining me for Tea Time. Wishing you a fabulous day.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! I am visiting via Sandi's blog. Since I'm from Georgia, I love Savannah and have also visited Charleston many times. Very cute pictures of you and your Mom having a great time. Happy Tea Time Tuesday!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is such a lovely tribute to your mom on her birthday! The Savannah pictures are beautiful. What a wonderful relationship you have. It warms the heart!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Trisha, you and your mother are like two peas in a pod. However, when I saw the photo of the both of you acting up I sense that together you could be trouble too - double trouble? LOL
A very happy birthday to your Mom and you are blessed to have the relationship with her that you do.
Here's to Paris ladies - cheers.

Lynn said...

I just read the most beautiful testimony to a mom and then read an equally beautiful testimony to her daughter from that mom. I am sitting here, tears streaming down my face because this post has touched me so deeply. Happy Birthday "Mom". Love how your weaved your story in with the pictures of your trip. I recognized several from our trip to Savannah years ago. I would so love to read more of your story. My name is Lynn and I am so blessed to have met you and your mom today.

Anjali said...

Happy birthday to your mom, Trisha! You have a wonderful family, God bless you all with years and years of togetherness and love.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a lovely tribute to your Mom. Isn't nice to have your very own angel here on earth?

Concetta said...

Dear Trisha,
What a lovely post! The picture of you and your Mom was hilarious! Thank you for sharing the special day with your beloved family!

LV said...

What a marvelous presentation about your mom. I loved it and enjoyed my visit with both of you. How wonderful it would be if there were more mothers and daughters that were bonded.

Trisha said...

Looks like you girls had a fantastic trip! I definitely have the South on my bucket list of places to visit! Happy Birthday to your mom!!


GardenOfDaisies said...

Happy birthday to your Momma!! It looks like you had a wonderful time down south!


Happy birthday to your pretty momma! You three girls are beautiful! You look like you had a wonderful time at the south...who wouldn't?? May God keep blessing your mom with happiness and health. Lots of hugs and I'm joyning your party too, thank you for hosting. FABBY

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Trisha,
what a wonderful tribute to your Mom. My best Congratulations to her birthday. I hope you will make a trip to Paris and have lots of fun.
Best greetings, Johanna

Shel said...

This is a truely humbling post....I too am sitting with tears in my eyes!
Many blessings, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shel from South Africa x

Anonymous said...

Another award winning post! We are very lucky to have such a great mother, who has taught us to be the women we are today and for that I'm very grateful. I love you mom & Happy Birthday.
Your sister Marla

orchid0324 said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful Mother!!!
Wonderful tribute and beautiful mother and daughter. Thank you for sharing both of your special day.
I'm grateful for your generous comment, I wish I had gorgeous cups like others.
LOve, from Japan. Orchid.

Carolyn said...

That is such a lovely tribute to your Mom. I love Charleston too and it was lovely that you could go together.Paris sounds good too!

Hope you have a lovely summer.


♥ Miss Tea said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, Trisha! what a lovely post and it made me teary eyed too! you're so blessed with an angel as your mom, i love the photos of you and your mom, looks like you both had fun!! thank you for sharing and hosting another tea time tuesday! xx Susan

Unknown said...

happy Birthday to your lovely Mom!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

That is a lovely tribute to your Mom!

Snap said...

Beautiful post. A tribute to your Mother and to YOU! Happy Tea Day!

Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini said...

I went scrolling through the pictures before I read your beautiful words and recognized Savannah immediately. It is our most favorite place on earth and I love your Mom for choosing to want to go there. Happy Birthday to her. Beautiful post.

Kathy said...

Hello Trisha,
This is such a lovely tribute to your Mom - she's worthy of being emulated! You've paired the lovely sentiments with the beautiful pictures from your trip to the South - I enjoyed Savannah and haven't been to Charleston in a very long while - they are charming, romantic destinations. I thank you for sharing this inspirational post with Savoring Summer!
God Bless,

Terri said...

I am always thrilled when I hear about a loving mother! It is just wonderful that you have such a mentor in life as your mum. You can tell in the photos how much you love and adore each other. Yay!
What a wonderful trip you two went on too. I look forward to trips like that with my daughter.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Best wishes to your mom. The pictures of you two are wonderful. Such fun and looks like you were having a good time. Everything looks beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Cynthia L. said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. What a lucky woman you are to have a wonderful mother. This was a lovely post!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Just found your site :) I love tea and am excited to link up to your Tea Party...I put your link on my blog party page. Have a great day!

Trish said...

Trisha, this is such a heart-warming and beautiful post!
You and your lovely mother are precious people indeed!
I hope you both go to Paris and have the time of your life some day :-)
I'm sure you both deserve to!
I'm touched by the loving honour you've given your mum here - and her sweet reply had me in tears.
A very Happy Birthday to her!!
God bless you, and thank you so much for linking to LACE today.

Linda said...

Trisha, Thank you so much for sharing this special day. It is apparent you and your Mom are very close and it makes my heart so happy to see this. I was very close to my Mom.
It sounds like she (your Mom)has raised a beautiful and caring daughter that she can be proud of. I am glad you are able to create such special memorie.
Blessings, L

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a wonderful tribute to your Mom! I have the same kind of relationship with mine and I would not trade it for the world. I wish her many more years of birthdays! Blessings, Martha

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Happy birthday to your mom! Thank you for hosting. I linked up my photos. :-) Have a good day.

Beth said...

Trisha, This is my first visit to your blog and I'm glad I came! Beautiful cookies, more importantly, a beautiful vignette about your mother. Loved your trip photos too. I had the joy of travelling to Charleston a couple of years ago - it is an amazing place.
Blessings, Beth

Donna said...

Hi Trish, I love your sweet tea post and the lovely tribute to your mom. I feel the same way about mine! BTW, if you want to go to Paris..I'll tag along. Sigh.. Actually, I want to go to London. But mom and I usually head to the beach.

Such a heartwarming post!

Donna @ Comin' Home

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a precious post! Don't you love girls trips! And Savannah is just about the girliest city I know.
Thank you for joining StoneGable in the Mikasa Midnight Bloom giveaway! Good luck!

Also, join me for ON THE MENU MONDAY, a weekly menu planning linky party beginning this Sunday!

whitney said...
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whitney said...

Happy Birthday to Janerella! Your mom truly is the best! I am in LOVE with your blog! You'll have to check mine out... Oh and by the way...I'm planning on having you make cupcakes for my wedding someday, just thought I'd let you know in advance ; )

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Trish,
Happy Birthday to your Mum.It's lovely to see the special love you have for each other.
You have a beautiful blog.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Lady Linda said...

Lovely tribute to your mom. What fun you guys are having.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, Trisha! How lovingly you wrote this post.. she is a wonderful lady and has raised an equally loving and caring daughter...and I know what you mean, time is so precious and every moment of our life should be cherished, enjoyed and shared..wish I could hold onto the sands of time forever but I can't.I enjoyed your lovely post a lot and thank you so much for stopping by.I don't have a teatime post to link up today. But I'll be back.Have a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

The Charm of Home said...

What a sweet post in honor of your Mom. That would be a fabulous trip to take with your Mom. My husband and I have been saying we need to visit those two cities, but maybe without the kids!LOL Thanks for linking this up at Home Sweet Home!

Sherry said...

What a sweet tribute to your mom. My husband and I visited Savannah and Charleston this spring and we stayed in a house much like the one in your pictures while we were in Charleston. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Amanda said...

Hi Trisha! What a lovely tribute to your mom! She sounds like a marvelous woman! Happy birthday to her!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

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