Monday, 7 December 2009

Regarding Daisy No. 2


















My mother is amazing. Not because she is beautiful or tough as nails or because she never gives up or because in the 50s and 60s she thought it was retarded how women behaved. No, she is amazing simply because she is.

When I was having the gastroscopy last week and she was still in the hospital they would come to try to give her tests and she was telling them to go away because she is saying the rosary, her daughter is having tests and so the rosary could not be interrupted.

It is my Mom’s birthday today and if you want to treat yourself to an original character then check this out.

http://circlingmyhead.blogspot.com/2008/12/regarding-daisy.html

I know more and more that the faith my mother has put in me is the same faith I have put into my children. I love you Mom and thank you for the privilege.

Happy 83rd Birthday Mom. Love Renee, Wahid, Angelique, Nadalene, Nathan, Josephine, and Domenic.

*artwork by Kelly Vivanco

82 comments:

Angie Muresan said...

Happy 83rd to your mom! God bless her and give her many more. And Renee, I am so happy you posted today! I had worried everytime I checked into here and didn't see a post.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Happy 83rd Birthday to your darling, devoted mother. She raised some incredible children!

glorv1 said...

Happy Birthday to your MOM, Renee. May she have many more. Hope you are doing fine and have a great Tuesday.

Manon Doyle said...

Happy birthday to your mum Renee! She sounds like she has balls ....like my mum!!

Renee.... I'm praying hard for you each day my friend!! I hope they are all answered. I'm sending healing thoughts to you!!

love,
manon
xo

Rikkij said...

Renee-Shoot, My first comment got lost in cyber space> I just knew such love character and strength had to come from somewhere special. Give Ma a hug from me. XO rick

RNSANE said...

I read this wonderful toast to your mother's and last birthdays. She truly is a gem and it is wonderful that you two have this relationship but, then, you are her FAVORITE child!

Blessings to you both!

Karin Bartimole said...

Birthday blessings to your mom Renee. I know she must be something beyond special, because she brought you into this world. sending you both healing thoughts of love, Karin xoxox

Vicki Holdwick said...

Renee,

I loved reading about your Mom. Are you sure we aren't twins.

My mom was 29 when I was born and she already had 7 children; the oldest was 9 when I was born. She had 6 children after I was born.

My mom is 85; I went to celebrate with her and she is also a wonderful lady. They don't make them like that anymore.

xoxo

Angela Recada said...

Happy, happy birthday to your dear mother, my friend! Both this tribute and last year's post are beautiful. I can see why you all are such remarkable people, and I can see why you, too, are such an incredible woman and mother. You have every right to be tremendously proud of each other!

Love you both!

Hugs and love,
xoxoxoxo
Angela

karen gerstenberger said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Am I ever glad that she had you (and all of your siblings, but especially you)!

Lynda said...

Hi Renee,
I found you through a blog of a blog of a blog...and you are now in my favorites. I've been following you since this summer. You and your family are in my prayers. Thanks for the inspiration to carry on despite our circumstances. I love the visual content you provide. Sometimes words are just too much.
Lynda

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful mom. Our birthdays are a day apart. How neat is that. We have the same sign. You are so blessed to have your mom along on your difficult journey. She seems to have enormous faith and strength. God bless her. Barb

karen gerstenberger said...

WOW - I just read your piece about your mom. Now I wish I could meet her, too (she could teach me a lot about the Rosary)! No wonder you are so FABULOUS, Renee; you were beautifully raised. I am in awe that, with so many children and all of the responsibilities that involves, your mom had the gift of making you feel like her favorite (& I'm sure you are). XOXO

Kelly Kilmer said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Renee's wonderful Mother!!

Ribbon said...

Wonderful Renee... it really is wonderful to read the love and admiration that you have for your Mother. I wish that for every child, a mother they can love and admire.

Happy Birthday Renee's Mum :)

xoxoxo Ribbon

zoe said...

you find the best vivanco images!
your mom sounds like a doll, and i'm sure that rosary did its work: doctors are suspicious by nature :) big hugs to you and happy birthday to her!

Sonia ;) said...

Happy 83rd Birthday Daisy...You have created, nurtured, and raised some wonderful children. In return they too instilled so much into their children and forth through the generations.

Gastro???? huh Out burping the kids and teens again?

xoxoxoxoxxo Love ya Lovey

Sarah said...

Awww Happy Birthday to your Mama!! Don't ya just love strong women! What a blessing they are! OFf to read the other post.
Love you hon, Sarah

Sarah said...

Oh Renee..ya know I be lovin' a good Scott in a kilt and the bagpipes..weel..loov them I truly do. An Aroooooo to ya love, Sarah

Mim said...

Your family love is showing!

yoborobo said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Daisy. You are a remarkable lady, truly. What lovely people you have brought into the world. People that have touched hundreds of hearts. I love that you are so close to God, it is something I always strive for. I hope you enjoy your day, and this, your 83rd year. My own mom turned 80 this last August. She is a character of the first order. I think you would like her. I also think it is lovely that you let Renee believe she is your favorite. :)) xoxoxox Pam

ToM KiDDo said...

Renee, i've read your Mom's story and your Mom is cool..And you have a warm and happy family, appreciate it :)

I really hope that I have a happy family like yours :)

Happy Birthday to Your Mother :)

Poetic Artist said...

Happy Bday to your Mom..She sounds like a wonderful woman, just like her daughter.

Debbie said...

Your mom sounds like a truly amazing person. I also come from a large family, of 12! Please wish your mother a Happy Birthday from me!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your Mom sounds like a true resilient woman of her generation -- they survived stuff we can't even imagine. Happy Birthday to her, and many more!

Doris Sturm said...

That is lovely and you are indeed a blessed and privilidged family - all of you. I can't imagine what that would be like, but I'm glad it happens on this world somewhere.

Happy 83rd to your mom. My mom's turning 83 also this month!

Kind Regards,
Doris

Michael Rivers said...

Happy birthday to you mom!

Snowbrush said...

83...old but not terribly. My mother died at 76--of smoking--and my father at 85 because he preferred death to "living out of a pill bottle." I'm glad you still have your mother. Be wary though. I know someone whose mother moved in to spend "her last days" with them nearly 40 years ago. The mother is now 105 and might very well out live the daughter.

Pattee said...

Happy Birthday Daisy ~: )
What a wonderful description your daughter (the favored one) tells of your life. I wish I could have known you then and now. You would have had made my life richer. I'm so glad that you will stand by your daughter Renee... she is one of my best friends and I know you would agree we were meant for each other... You get out of that hospital and be well ~ I'm cheering for you along with Renee and Jacqui...
I love you Renee...
Pattee

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful post Renee!!! your Mom sounds amazing and I have to agree with her...no one should ever interupt the Rosary...and special prayers for her wonderful daughter ....Renee!!!

Bless you!!!

Hugs
Diana

Elizabeth said...

She sounds so amazing and terrific and wonderful. Happy Birthday to your sweet Mom! It's an honor to hear about you from someone as wonderful as you.

Lori ann said...

I love how much you love your Mom and how much she loves you. Happy Happy Birthday to your sweet Mum, i hope she's doing better there and you too sweet Renee.

love.

kj said...

renee, i have to read more about your mom but for now i take full enjoyment watching her hands on those rosary beads. my mom does that too. i think it actually works.

love you moon sister. live strong

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Happy happy birthday, Mom! And many more! How special, indeed!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

jacquie said...

i am over the moon when it comes to my mom...........she is who i would love to be most like....
has always loved children
would always make room for our friends to eat over at anytime without notice and not to only one of our friends but a few at a time.
growing up i always knew my mom was ahead of her time....she was really cool, for instance i was probably in grade 9 when i told the school on a wednesday at 1:30 in the afternoon that i had to leave as there was a family wedding this afternoon. i came home and my mom was watching a soap opera that the wedding was about to start and she asked if i had a spare ..... i said no and told her what i had done..... she said if they fell for that then i should sit and enjoy the wedding with her.....i thought how cool it was that i could come to her and tell her the truth....
we looked a bear in the face together outside the cabin at petula lake....both terrified but i felt so safe the whole time because i was standing beside my moom holding her hand....
i love you mom
had fun with you at the club tonight...hope you had a good birthday.
love jacquie

Yoli said...

Happy Birthday to an original! It makes sense why she has such an extraordinary daughter. Hugs to your Mom and to you!

deepazartz said...

My heartfelt wishes to your super mom:)

Bella Sinclair said...

Happy Birthday to the prettiest Daisy on earth. Judging by the calibre of your children, I have no doubt you are everything they say you are.


Darling Renee, reading last year's tribute, I just love it when you crack yourself up.

xoxo

Anonymous me said...

So it seems that inspirational people abound in your family Renee. Why am I not surprised? I love the way you write about your mum, both this years and last years posts are full of humour, warmth and love.

And so I now get to replace "Renee's mum" with Daisy on my list of people who feature in my daily prayers. xx Jos

Debra said...

May Your Mothers 83rd Birthday be wonderful. Happiest Birthday to a fellow Sagittarian!

May both she, your family and you have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Baino said...

83 that's quite a milestone and I'm wishing her a speedy recovery and a very happy birthday with many happy returns.She certainly did raise a remarkable and very large family.

pinkglitterfae said...

Happy Birthday Renee's mom!!

She sounds like a force to be reckoned with, you are lucky to have her :-)

longelu said...

Happy Birthday to your mum and Happy Day to you my beautiful friend,

Warmest love, M

studio lolo said...

Renee, please ask your mum if she has room for one more daughter ;)

I can see where you and your siblings get your wisdom and grace.
Happy Birthday dear Daisy!
You are everything I wish to be one day, including 83!

Love you raven Sister, xoxo
Lolo

Marion said...

A very Happy Birthday to your amazing mother. I know she's awesome to have created YOU! You're in my thoughts and prayers every day, sweet Renee. I love you. Blessings & Hugs!

momcat said...

Happy birthday to your mom Renee and Jacquie. She sounds like a person of great wisdom with a fantastic sense of humour who is still making the best of each day that God gives her. Its fantastic that you and your siblings still have her with you and may God grant you many more years together.

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Happy birthday Renee's mom! You must be a spectacular woman to have raised such a wonderful woman as Renee. I wish you many more happy, healthy years.
Hugs and prayers,
Meg

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

'A fine understanding!' haha! Love that!
Happy Birthday sweet Daisy! You've raised an amazing family!!
Loved reading about her Renee, thanks for sharing.
love, Darla

Annie said...

I am a day late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your dear mom!!!
I am praying that your tests came out good. Miracles and love to you.
XOXO

yoborobo said...

How could you not be? :) xoxo

The Gypsy said...

Happy birthday to your mom :-) Love conquers all..
Take care dear friend and be well.

Diva Kreszl said...

Happy Birthday to Daisy! I am quite sure that my mother's prayers saved me many times!!!

Deborah said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Renee's beloved Mombie! What a Woman!
**blows kisses** Deb

Allegra Smith said...

Which because of you and Jacquie the old saying "The apple never falls too far from the tree" is more real than ever to me today.

Dear Miss Daisy, I wish you a happy birthday filled with sweet memories, health and happiness. You are a true woman, not a female of the species. Nothing speaks better of your character than the love of your children. Many happy returns of the day from someone who loves your daughter with all of her heart, and would have loved to take you to lunch today. Maybe next year?

Bogey said...

In this day and age, it is a marvel to be privelage to such a relationship. I'm sure there are many out there who envy that relationship, including myself. Without a doubt, your mother has passed on some wonderful traits and many of us should pay heed to such wisdom. I hope your mother has a wonderful day of celebration on this, her 83rd Birthday. May there be many more.

I can see now where you get your inner strenght from. May it always work for you.

Marie Antionette said...

Happy83rd Birthday to your Mom...Loved the other post about your mon...Stuck her tongue out at the little queen huh!!! LOL.Thats a good one.Air raids, what a horror to have to go though.You sure have a very big family. Your Mom is a very loved woman. I always have a blessed Rosary in my car where ever I go. It makes me feel safe.How did your test go? Email me.
I want to wish you the merriest of Christmases and May God bless you, XXOO Marie Antionette

Dede said...

Happy Birthday Miss Daisy! I loved your moms gesture to the Queen. LOL They say that the apples don't fall far from the tree.

(((HUGS)))

lakeviewer said...

Oh Lord, bless you both. What a beautiful tribute this is to your Mom. Happy Birthday to her.

secret agent woman said...

It's sounds liek you mother gave you a lasting gift in passing along her faith to you. Happy Birthday to your Mom!

nollyposh said...

Like mother like daughter <3

Ingrid Mida said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful mom, especially since we almost share the same birthday!!! Did you have a Jeannie cake?

Marie S said...

Happy Birthday MOM!!!
May you get all you could ever want and more than you can ever imagine.
Love and hugs

turquoise cro said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! to Renee's sweet mom! I'm soOOOo glad she had YOU sweet one! HOPE those tests went alright!

madtexter (corey james) said...

Happy Birthday to Mama! BTW, my brother is doing fantastic - for months now.

And we just found out today that hubby's dad's mesothelioma is curable. As the doctor said, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst case scenario, he's a 1 !!

Phew! Come on life, throw me something else - I can take it!

Pattee said...

I'm so glad Renee that your mom is out of the hospital! It's always the best to heal at home. She is tough as nails!

And you how are you doing?

Thanks for the OMG for the Lucy's : )
Much love oxoxo Pattee

kj said...

In your family the apple doesn't fall far from the tree because all the trees stand tall beside one another and lovingly catch whatever and whoever falls

I couldn't love you more Renee

Anonymous said...

Renee Love

Wishing your totally awesome mom a very Happy Birthday. Please let her know how very grateful I am for bring you into this world.
Loving you
DPG

Draffin Bears said...

Happy birthday to your dear Mother, Renee.
The more I read about your Family, the more I know how special you all are.

Sending love & hugs
Carolyn xo

Sue said...

Renee, your mother is an amazing sounding woman and it is a testimony to her that you are the way you are. She really must be everything you wrote in your 2008 blog about her!

How blessed you are to still have this incredible lady in your life.

Many happy birthday wishes to "Mom"!


Hugs to you and Mom.

Ces said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful mother Renee. She is quite a woman and look at her legacy! Beautiful!

A Cuban In London said...

83 years old! That's amazing and may I say a big, massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your Mom! :-)

Greetings from London.

Linda said...

I was thinking about you and your mom this morning, sitting next to my Christmas trees, and wondering what Christmases were like in the early days for Daisy. I wonder if she has a favorite.

Snuggle in and keep warm. Happy Birthday to a remarkable woman and huge hugs to her remarkable daughter

xoxo right back at you

Javajune said...

Oh, Happy birthday to an amazing woman and mom! I'm sending well wishes to you both! Wonderful tribute!
xo-jj

Miss Becky said...

while reading the post about your mom I found myself wishing. My mom has no faith at all, in anything, and being her daughter has put me to the test. My father was similar to your mom, and for that I am blessed, because of him I am who I am today. He died 15 years ago. thanks for writing so beautifully about your mom and sharing. it is now evident how you are who you are. A belated happy birthday to your mom

Daria said...

How nice to have your mom with you.

Happy 83rd to your dear mom!

Dawn said...

WOW 83... ! AMAZING WOMAN, with the most AMAZING FAMILY... you are your mothers daughter my darling friend Renee, hope your mum had the best of days xxx loving the festive feel to your blog x

Lila Rose said...

This is brilliant, Renee!
Your mother sounds amazing! Much like her daughter :)
Love and hugs,
Lila xx

Lila Rose said...

Oh and Happy Birthday to her! :) :)

LDWatkins said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! I enjoyed reading her story. I'm so glad you have her with you! Love and hugs

Woman in a Window said...

SHE is a formidable woman. If we could choose the loins that we were to have come from, fortitudinous loins rejoice! I see her and like her very much. Yes, happy belated to her.
love
erin

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Camille said...

Wow how rediculous that I haven't written until now. Happy Birthday MOM. Had a good laugh over your comment about mom & the rosary. I know you had a great time at the club! Great also that Jacquie was able to meet you there.Anyway LOVE YOU TONS MOM