Happy Birthday!

Today is our Mamaw’s birthday. Happy Birthday Mamaw!!
This is one of my favorite pictures of her. I’m the one she’s hugging. When Mamaw hugs you, you know you’ve been hugged. The smile on her face is the smile I see when she looks at me. Those hands are the ones that hold my hands, touch my arms, and pat my legs when she talks to me. Those eyes are the ones that look into mine, reading my emotions, telling me she loves me with just a look.
Today I was schucking corn, blanching corn, and freezing corn. Corn, corn, corn! As I was doing all of that, I remembered Mamaw and Papaw canning green beans at wee hours of the morning. I remember hearing them in the kitchen with the radio, on top of the refrigerator, playing, and the sound of the clinking jars. I don’t know what time it was, but for this little girl it seemed like 4AM. As I stood at my counter, cutting corn off the cob in the middle of the afternoon, I felt a new kinship with Mamaw.
Mamaw is a woman of passion, loyalty, and love. She passed those traits on to her daughters and her grandchildren.  Her example of a loving wife, and supportive mother have helped make all of us the successful people we are today. Not just successful in our careers, because let’s face it my 6 hr a week job just isn’t a career, but successful in life. In relationships. 
Happy Birthday Mamaw! I love you so very much.
Julia

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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