My mother turns 81 years amazing today!
On December 23, 1933 my mother was born. Happy Birthday to a woman that raised 7 children, and often opened our house to other family when they were in need. She sings, dances, cooks, sews, and can chop wood. I remember coming home from high school one day and my mom had a sledgehammer and was going at my bedroom wall. I thought I was done for... When I asked her what she was doing, she said, 'We're expanding your bedroom a bit..." She's been a construction man's wife; owned her own restaurant, lived in highway and logging camps in Northern Manitoba as a new mom, dressed as Santa and helped deliver gifts to Native kids in the north, taught catechism classes, became a real estate agent, and has been a lounge singer (and she can yodel). She gave her all to raising us, and I am truly grateful! I love you mom. Happy birthday!