A double birthday blessing!

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Today I am wishing my mom a wonderful birthday but also my aunt's birth, yuppers my mom is an identical twin. (Isn't that trait suppose to skip generations, meaning me??) 
Anyways let me tell you it was fun growing up with a mom who has a twin, because of their connection it meant hearing my mom frequently on the phone with her sister, hearing her laugh that special laugh because her sister said something extremely funny. 
It meant my older of my two female cousins and I  frequently being asked if we were fraternal twins and sharing that special bond between two families linked together by twin sisters.


My mom is standing next to me and her twin sister is in the blue dress, second from the right. These are all the women on my mom's side of the family. 
I can't say enough great things about my mom. She taught me about God, his wonderful gift of a personal relationship with Him, and how to build a strong relationship with Him. 
She raised myself, and my two siblings and was an Air Force wife for 24 years.
She is strong, she teaches English to refugees, she is patient, she is practical and she is very reliable. She is consistent, she is an awesome cook, which I learned my skills all from her, all of our meals were homemade all the time. 
She gave me the best gift of being able to stay at home and raise her children. 
She is a giver, she is thoughtful, she cares for others. 
She listens to what God wants her to do, she uses His word as her ultimate source in her life. 
She loves my dad 30 plus years later.
She picks me up when I am down and doubting myself, she is a constant support of prayer, and she is never selfish.
Happy birthday to my mom and thank you for everything you ever taught me and I wish you the best birthday!!

And to my aunt, who I refer to at Mom2 sometimes. Happy birthday Aunt Sue! I'm very thankful for the close relationship we have had all these years and I am so grateful for you in my life. I always enjoy when I get to spend time with you, although it isn't nearly as often as I would like. I was so glad we were able to see each other at Christmas time. When I was in college, thank you for being the closest family I had, as my parents were still in Japan. I feel so blessed to have you as an aunt!

39 comments:

Summer-Raye said...

Happy birthday Aunt Sue.

Its a blessing to have such wonderful family!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Aw Happy Birthday to the wonderful women in your life. Your mom sounds like an amazing woman, but I would expect nothing less since she raised you to be so sweet!

Jamie Leigh said...

Moms are the best! Happy birthday to your mom and aunt! Beautiful pics too :)

Jamie said...

Your mom sounds so lovely and wonderful! They truly are the best blessing to us, and she raised a beautiful daughter!

CALLIE said...

Precious Precious!! Make me cry first thing in the morning, why don't ya!! Happy Happy Birthday to your Sweet Momma. She sounds like she's 1 in a million.

Melissa Knott said...

Happy birthday!! My sister and I are twins (identical... and it runs in our family in EVERY generation on my mom's side). There really is a special bond.

Mrs. Pedersen said...

That's so sweet! I am married to a twin and my mother in law is a twin...I'm quite surrounded by them, hee hee. ;-)

Johanna said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful mom and aunt. Such pretty photos!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Happy Birthday to your mom and your aunt! I hope they each have a wonderful day celebrating! Here is to many more birthdays!

They both sound like wonderful women Meg! You are a lucky girl to have two great role models in your life!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to your mom and aunt!!!

Kerri said...

Aww! So special. It's so nice to have such a close relationship with your mom. My mom and I are incredibly close. I love having a close-knit family. Definitely a blessing!! Happy weekend Meg!

Ashley said...

Your mom sounds like such an amazing woman! Happy birthday to her and your aunt!!!!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Hey my mom is an identical twin too! How cool! My older brother and his wife had twins almost 2 years ago so just watch out cause it might be you!

Krysta said...

This is so sweet. What special relationships you all have.

Katie said...

How sweet, happy birthday to two wonderful women in your life!!

Jess said...

Happy Birthday to your Momma! What a blessing to be so close!

Laura said...

Awesome tribute! Happy birthday to your cute mom and to your aunt too!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday to your mom and aunt!!! So wonderful to hear about the close relationship you have and how appreciative you are of each other :)

Alexa said...

Awww love that photo of you too and what a sweet post to your mom. Happy Birthday to her!

Sarah said...

Wow, you and your mom look sooooo similar!!! Both so lovely =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Simply LKJ said...

What a beautiful group of woman! Happy birthday to your mother and aunt.

Natalie said...

Such a sweet post! Happy birthday to your mom and aunt!

Ruthie Hart said...

Happy birthday to your mom and aunt!! But girl, you look stunning in your wedding pics! Your flowers are so gorgeous, I love the mix of white and yellow!

The Bases said...

Awww great pictures!! Happy birthday to them both!

marie said...

So sweet. My mom is wonderful too, so unselfish. I used to think all mothers were like this and then I got older and realized they weren't. You made such a lovely, beautiful bride.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Sweet post Meg and Happy bday to the special ladies in your life!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday to these amazing women in your life! :) Moms are the best!

amy b.s. said...

how cool! happy birthday to the amazing women in your life!

siddathornton said...

how awesome to have twins in your family! i have always wanted to have twins!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Happy birthday to them! And your wedding photos are gorgeous!!

REBrown said...

Happy Birthday to your mom and aunt! Today is my sister's birthday and mine is on Sunday.

Karen said...

So beautiful! So great to see the tight bond that you have with your mom and aunt especially with Anthony and I both being twins. I hope our kids have that kind of bond with our twins too! Your family is beautiful Meg!

Susan said...

You and your Mom are so cute in those beautiful pictures! Happy belated birthday to them both, I'm sure they both love how close you are with both of them and having those special times. It's such a blessing!

BeckyJo606 said...

It's a huge dream of mine to have twins! I think they're so cool! Happy birthday to your mom and aunt! I hope you're having a great weekend! :)

Steph said...

So fun that they are twins! Happy birthday to the both of them!

Simply Life said...

oh those pictures are just beautiful!!!

My Beautiful World said...

Beautiful hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Always Wendy

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful momma and Aunt! How wonderful that they are twins! Twins run in my family too! :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Happy bday to your mom! and Aunt! you looked beautiful on your wedding day Meg!