Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Mama!

Yes, I am happily in a warmer climate... But... Today... I have to stop, pause, and breathe.

The woman that gave me life... was given life on this day a [few] years ago!

Mama...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

You are a woman that I look up to on so many levels. I appreciate the way you love me and encourage me. Every. Single. Day. I don't think a day goes by where you don't say at least ONE encouraging thing to your baby daughter [that's me]! Thank you for being intentional in caring about my life and what I have going on.... I know how important a relationship is to you! You are truly the world's greatest Mama. Your creativity is exquisite and so unique. So many people are blessed having YOU in their lives. What a honor - to have YOU, Joni Gail Lenzen, as my dearest mama!!! SO much love! Sorry I'm not their to celebrate with you. X's & O's!!

Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her

Proverbs 31:28

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom, Ria!
Hope you & Josh are having a wonderful honeymoon!

Pami

Claire said...

What a beautiful post! And your Mama is just gorgeous! Praying your day in the Bahamas with your love is wonderous ;)

Wylie said...

This is so wonderful! I'm all teared up! Happy birthday to your precious mom!
Wylie

Anonymous said...

Ria how wonderful of you to remember your Mama on your honeymoon...it is beautiful. Enjoy the Bahamas:-)
Aunti Gloria

Joni Lenzen said...

Oh my sweet, sweet Ria . . .thank you so much for this darling tribute!! I truly do feel honored that you would take this day to write about me and celebrate my birthday. I love being your mom and seeing you using your gifts, talents, and abilities to glorify the Lord. I see you continue to influence and encourage others . . . your love for friends and family is a delight! Thank you for inspiring me . . .and for always being an example we all want to follow . . .Have a very FUN Bahama trip!! LOVE you a whole bunch!! MOM

Gloria said...

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful Bahamas Ria and Josh.

* said...

Riaaaa Elizabeth!! I am so glad you can pause and thank your beautiful momma! :) Now.. I want you to pause and see some pictures from the bahamas!! :)