Feb 1, 2010

Mama mia!

She was 20 when the first child came - a year after she got married, then 3 more followed. Unfortunately, life for someone who wed at a young age wasn't that easy but she didn't waver. Her children became her sole reason and strength. From being a store keeper to insurance agent, to becoming an OFW from Lebanon to Switzerland. She has experienced  a varied life but  she is first a mother who has  sacrificed a lot and whom her children look up to and truly love, a Mami and Mama to her grand children. She has done it all and still wouldn't stop. Her tenacity is admirable.

It might have taken a while to finally have her own house but it's worth the wait.


Today she is 60. Still bustling with energy. Spoiling her grand children. Lavishly.


My only wish : take time to relax and enjoy the flowers. We love you so much Mama!!! Happy, happy birthday!!!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Mama Mary!

I saw her in Philippines and could imagine how many things she did and does for her family and all the people around, she's a queen.
May you transfer my wishes for a really happy birthday?

Your sister-in-law

Zem

Vivianne's Vista said...

Congratulations to Mama! Thoe house looks really nice also. Visiting from SITS!

Katie said...

How sweet! What a lovely blog. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Emily said...

What a beautiful house and such an interesting life!

Stopping by from SITS!

Anonymous said...

YESSSSSSSSSS!!!Mama Mary @ 60...what an achievement...congratulations and happy happy birthday ate mary. i tried to call u on your mobile but no answer, so pls mayet paki-relay n lng our msge to her, hope she can read it also. super mom ka tlaga mama mary...bukod kang pinagpala...inspite of too much hardwork & sacrifices...you can still maintain your good aura, physically fit & sexy...a super cool lola. may God bless u more bdays to come, stay young and baby face hahaha...bka talunin mo pa kutis ni erin wag nman...u know what i mean basta laging may smile nkkbata lalo di ba? i honor you being such a wonderful mom, lola, a sister and a friend to us...really nice your house. so,till here na muna see u soon saan man tayo mgkita at mkpag-toast to a drink of champagne. again, happy happy bday. thankful to God that we have ate mary like you. hugs n kissess...eva, cel & gelo

Mommy Kennedy said...

Happy Birthday "Mama!"

Just wanted to stop and say thank you for the comment you left on my blog! Have a great day!

shimumsy said...

nice house and happy birthday. enjoy.

tammy said...

Aw, what a sweet tribute!!

Happy Birthday to Mama!! :)

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

What a super cute house, Happy Birthday!!

CJ said...

Beautiful post! happy b'day to your Mama!

Glad i found your blog at SITS!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is very sweet. SOunds like my mom.

Mrsbear said...

Happy Birthday to her! Sounds like she deserves much happiness on her day.

Thanks also for stopping by today!

Alma said...

grabe... nagpaiyak ka na naman for the nth time... we love you Ma... Hah! naiyak pa ako ha... Grabe!!!!!!