Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy Birthday!

It is so hard living on the other
side of the world, practically, from my Mom.
And today makes it even harder! It is her birthday today.
There is only so much I can do from all the way over here.
I figured a public, "Yipee! It's your Birthday!" post would be good.
Mom, I hope you have a great birthday.
I don't like to see you struggle. You are a wonderful example to me and those around you of  faith and good perspective. I looked through some old photos today, which only made me more homesick and miss you even more! I am in awe, as I think back through the years, at your incredible selflessness.
I'm so happy you are my Mom and that we are so close.
Happy Birthday!!


  1. Thank you, Valerie! I am so happy you are my daughter! You have shown yourself to be so strong through all of this. You have been a wonderful friend and support to me. You are a huge blessing in my life! I love you!!

  2. Happy Birthday Dawna!! We have been thinking of you and praying for you :) You are a great inspirational lady!

  3. I am way behind... but happy belated birthday Dawna. You are an incredible woman that inspires me every day to be a little better and smile a little more. I still can't believe you were at the church setting up and serving our ward.Your strength and determination amaze me. Thank you for your stalwart example and bright testimony. I love you!