Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy 93rd Birthday to Mama Ruth


Yup, my mom, known to many as Mama Ruth, is 93 today. Going on, oh 45 or so.

This year Mom finally had to stop driving. Now she tootles around her retirement village in "Ruth's Rocket." Mom still does her half-hour exercises every morning, and can still bend over and put her hands flat on the floor. She continues to play a mean game of Scrabble. And those teeth of hers, which she decided to straighten with braces at age 88, are still doggone straight.

I am blessed to have the most wonderful mom on earth. A woman who loves deeply, gives generously, laughs often (including at herself), and embraces God and life.

Please take a minute and leave a Happy Birthday comment for Mama Ruth. She'll be so happy to hear from you.

35 comments:

Crittersister said...

I love to read posts such as yours. Here's to your mom! You are blessed and she's blessed to have a daughter like you!

Nicole said...

Marvelous woman of God! May the Lord continue to shine His face upon your shining face. God, pour out your ongoing blessings and your Spirit upon this priceless creation of a real woman. Happy Birthday, Beautiful Lady.

Karen Eve said...

Happy Happy Birthday Mama Ruth. And many, many more. You have always been a great inspiration.
From down the road in Nashville,

Katie V said...

Yea Mama Ruth! Blessings on the anniversary of your birth. May your 94th year be the best yet.

Susanne said...

Happy Birthday Mama Ruth! May God bless you in the coming year with lots of love and joy!

Jessie at Blog Schmog said...

Mamma Ruth, you raised one heck of a lady! Your legacy in your children is apparent in their love for the Lord. You keep smiling beautiful one! Happy Happy Birthday!

Dustanne said...

Happy Birthday Mama Ruth! God Bless you with all lots of love and tons of joy.
*huggles*

Sandie said...

Happy Birthday to Mama Ruth! Sounds like you spread joy wherever you go. Nice to meet you. May the coming year be filled with many blessings for you and your family.

Winter said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth. Sorry we missed you at this year's ACFW conference, hoping you can join us again soon.

Winter

Sarah R said...

Happy Birthday Mama Ruth. You are such an inspiration to us all. I hope this birthday will be even better than the one before.

Myra Johnson said...

Wishing you another year of blessings, Mama Ruth! You have blessed us all with your kindness, wit, and charm!

Andi said...

Happy Birthday Mama Ruth! You look wonderful!

marti-v said...

Happy birthday, Mama Ruth! And many happy returns thereof.

Bettie Hall said...

Happy Birthday Mama Ruth! What a beautiful lady. Living right. With God, exercises, keeping that mind alert playing Scrabble (my favorite game). HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Margo Carmichael said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth! May you have a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit and joy. Be blessed. You and Brandilynn are blessings, yourselves, and I'm delighted to know you both.

Ane Mulligan said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth! You sure are a wonderful example to us all! When I picture the Proverbs 31 woman, I see Mama Ruth.

God BLess you!

Peg said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth! Your smile is a beautiful as ever and I'm certain I can detect a glint of mischief in those sparkling eyes. May you have a wonderful day and a gifted year ahead. Oh, and Merry Christmas!

Pamela Meyers said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Mama Ruuuuth!
Happy Birthday to you!

I missed you lots at this year's conference! Have a great year rocketing around in that red rocket of yours. That is some cool wheels!

Hugs, love, and blessings,
Pam

Janet Lee Barton said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth. You are a beautiful lady, inside and out. Hope you have the best day ever!

Sandra Schoger Foster said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth. Thank you for leaving footprints worthy for the next generation(s) to follow. God bless you.

Hannah said...

Happy birthday, Mama Ruth! God bless you this whole year with happy surprises.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Brandilyn's mom!
You look great!

Miriam

Deborah Raney said...

Happy birthday, Mama Ruth! You just get more beautiful with every year! Bless you!

Deb~

Anonymous said...

Mama Ruth! What a great model you are in all areas! Bless you! I do want to tell you that you did a great job with your daughter, Brandilyn. Love that lady! Hope your day is super-duper, as a writing friend of mine would say!

God's blessing to you,
Rachel Williams

Ann H. Gabhart said...

Happy Birthday, Ruth. Love the picture of you in your "rocket." Hope when I get to be ninety something I can have as much fun as you. Thanks for letting the Kentucky writers come meet at your house. It was great being your guest.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Jenny said...

Many happy returns of the week, aw, just make it the whole month. I'm honored to have met and spoken with you in person, Mama Ruth. Wishing you lots of love and fun.
Abundant blessings,
Jenny

Deborah Vogts said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth. I always enjoy hearing about you and your adventures. Hope you had a lovely day. God's blessings to the both of you!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth! I'll bet you're going to go skydiving today or bungee jumping or some other fun and exciting thing, being the thrill-seeker that you are. Hope you have a wonderful, fun-filled day with lots of hugs and cake!

Cheryl Wyatt

Barbara Scott said...

Happy birthday and Merry Christmas, Mama Ruth!! Someday, I'd love to hear about all your adventures living in India, especially the cobra one. You are one special, brave lady!

Blessings,
Barbara

Cindy Woodsmall said...

Happy Birthday, Mama Ruth!!

You are so amazing, and your fun-loving, faith-filled attitude toward life continues to have a positive influence on so many people.

We love you!!

Cindy

Sara - artst4christ said...

Mama Ruth you are amazing ! I just hope I have half of your spunk when I'm your age !!!!

steve said...

Hi Ruth Happy Birthday, today is also my brother Jay's birthday but he does not have that contagious smile like you.I hope you have many many more still to come. By the way Tell Jim and Jane we said hi when you see them next.Love Steve and Nancy Mudge

Angie said...

I'm late on this one (catching up on email) but wanted to wish Mama Ruth a Happy Bday - love that she got braces @ 88, drives a red vehicle and is such a wonderful mama to you! Thanks for sharing your blessing. :)

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