5.18.2009

My Mumsy

Today is my mum's 55th birthday. Happy birthday, Mumsy! I am dedicating this blog entry to her...my best friend. Here are a few tidbits about her I think you should know.

She is an only daughter with one younger brother.

She is the mother of two-- myself and my older brother, Gunter.

She is a dog lover who currently possesses 3 dogs: a basset hound Aggie; a dachshund, Freeman; and my dog, a Scottish terrier, John Roberts.

She is a 5th grade English teacher who has taught almost 30 years. An educator for life.

She single-handedly raised my brother and I after my dad left.

She is a class act woman with better manners and more of a caring spirit than I have ever seen in a person.

She is compassionate.

She is a social butterfly, but she would never tell you that.

She is a great hostess.

She loves a good pair of pajama pants and a large t-shirt (usually a hand-me-down from my husband).

She love Christ, His Word and His people.

She is a fabulous decorator.

She has an adorable laugh and a fun spirit.

She enjoys laying on the beach...and given the chance to live there, I know she would take it in a heartbeat.

She taught me to be my own person, to get up after failing, to believe in myself, to love others, to be kind to everyone, to be sweet always, and to believe in God.

She is so fun on vacation.

She has great taste...especially in clothes.

She loves her nieces and her great-niece.

She knows, better than anyone else I know, how to balance being a mom to a son and a mom to a daughter, giving love and support equally to both.

She named me after herself, which fits, because, as my husband always says, "[I] am a spitting image of [my] mother."

She always got up with me when I was little and was sick. And she stayed up with me all night if necessary.

She loves a great picture frame.

She would do anything for anyone...and I mean that. Anyone.

She will be the best "Granna" this world has ever seen to my children when they are born.

She is 55 years old today, but doesn't look a bit her age.

She is my Mumsy.

She is my best friend.

She is wonderful.

She is brilliant.

She is beautiful.

She is everything I hope to be when I grow up and when I am a mother.

She has had more influence on me than any other person in the world.

She is Vanessa Amalou Gunter Walker.

She is MY Mumsy by God's divine blessing, and I am forever grateful to God for her and to her for being who she is in my life.


Happy birthday, Mommy! I love you more!!!


2 comments:

  1. So.....I don't even know you're mom, but I cried through that post.

    You're going to be the best mom EVER, Whit!

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  2. OH WHITNEY ! ! I JUST LOVED YOUR POST ON VANESSA IT BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES AND EVERY WORD YOU SAID WAS SO TRUE FOR SHE IS THE MOST WONDERFUL THIRD DAUGHTER,FRIEND AND BEACH BUDDIE ONE COULD EVER ASK FOR.
    JUST TO THINK LISA OR SELINA WOULD THINK THAT MUCH OF ME WOULD THRILL ME TO DEATH.
    YOU ARE YOUR MOTHER'S DAUGHTER.
    LOVE YOU,
    MARY ANN

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