may 19 . 2017

momma’s birthday

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My momma turned 60 last month. I know – what a shock. She could pass for 42, at least.

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White dishes, navy and cobalt blue vases, linens, and pillows, and lots of fresh, pure white flowers adorned the gorgeous dinner table made by my brother’s hands.

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• Momma’s 60th Birthday Dinner Party Menu •

hors d’oeuvres
parmesan thyme crackers with goat cheese spread and grapes

salad
roasted butternut squash salad with warm cider vinaigrette

entree
Coq a vin with focaccia bread

dessert
chocolate birthday cake

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As a child, you never think for a moment about how important your momma’s presence is to your entire existence. There is nothing cognitive that goes into crying her name when you’re lost in the grocery store, falling into her arms sobbing after a heartbreak or hard day at school, or even opening the refrigerator and always seeing something to eat to calm a rumbly tummy. It takes growth, maturity, and awareness to sense deep gratitude for all of the ways mommas are there – providing, supporting, praying, loving, holding, caring, and listening.

I love you, Momma, deeper and with more appreciation every day. Happy 60th year of amazing life!

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