Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Birthday to the Bestest Momma!

Hello Everyone,
First off this isn't Linda, it's Tressa, writing you all because today is my momma's birthday! 

Happy Birthday Mom! 

She is an amazing example of what a godly woman truly looks like, and I am so blessed to have her as my Mom. She really loves each and every one of you, and works so hard to keep this blog going.

She truly is a Proverbs 31 woman. 
A wife of noble character who can find?
   She is worth
far more than rubies. 
Her husband has full confidence in her
   and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm,
   all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax
   and works with
eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships,
   bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still dark;
   she provides food for her family
   and portions for her servant girls.
She considers a field and buys it;
   out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously;
   her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable,
   and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff
   and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor
   and extends her hands to the needy.

When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
   for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
   she is clothed in fine linen and purple. 
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
   where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
   and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
   she can
laugh at the days to come. 
She speaks with wisdom,
   and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
   and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
   her husband also, and he praises her:

“Many women do noble things,
   but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
   but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Give her the reward she has earned,
   and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.  
Proverbs 31:10-31

 So, thank you momma for always having eager hands to step in and help. Thank you for having a heart for ministry and hurting people. So many times you are putting others first. I am amazed at how much you love people unconditionally. Thank you for showing me how important it is to stop and laugh through the pain (even if sometimes you can't stop laughing). Thank you for putting Jesus first. Thank you for loving Dad and showing me what a marriage firmly planted in Christ looks like. I pray that someday I can be a wife like you. Thank you for teaching me all these years. I am so blessed that you chose to be my teacher. Thank you for loving me.

I love you Momma.

Forever and always your little girl,

(P.S. Thank you Tressa for the made this Momma cry........I love you and ladies........I love you!) I just read this........and I am a blessed woman. Hugs, Linda


  1. Have a Happy & Blessed Birthday Linda! What a sweet post you wrote Tressa :)
    We all love your Momma too :) She is such an inspiration of Christian love & charity.
    And I look forward to reading this blog everyday...such a busy lady & she still has time to create such lovely posts for all of us. Thank you Linda!
    Hope your day is filled with smiles & sunshine:)
    Your friend, DianeM

  2. What an honor to read this from Tressa! God bless you on your birthday, friend Linda.

  3. Happy Birthday, Linda, and thank you Tressa for posting such beautiful busy as your mom always is, she has taken time out of HER day to pray specifically for me when I have asked her..she is the most Christ like woman I know..
    Hugs and love

  4. Happy Birthday Linda! Such a great post Tressa and a wonderful tribute to your mother!

  5. Wishing you a very lovely birthday! Always enjoy reading your blog posts!

  6. Well what a sweet surprise Miss Tressa..........(she knows how to get into my blog).......little sweetie to write such a precious post. I am touched beyond and thank you ladies for the sweet blessings. I AM ONE BLESSED MOMMA. I am absolutely speechless.........I will treasure this and ponder it in my heart on rainy days will on sunny days also. Smiling!!!!!!

    Love you ladies.........Linda

  7. Happy Birthday to you!!What a glorious letter from your sweet daughter.I would be like a bowl full of jello if my daughters ever did this for me.I see you not only keep God in all of your life's doing's.You also keep laughter around.Love it!!This is one thing I remember the most about my Mema..the matter how hard it got..she could make me laugh.And she always had her eyes on Jesus.What a Heritage she gave you are giving your family.
    I hope you get to eat all your favs today...visit with family and friends and of course have fun!!Because it is YOUR Birthday!!

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  8. Happy, happy birthday, Linda. And I'm finally so happy to SEE you, my beautiful friend!

  9. She made me cry too! Happy Birthday online friend. Such a nice post by your daughter. I love Prov. 31. Have a great day.

  10. Have a happy birthday! It has already been blessed. I am tearing up too. What a wonderful daughter!

  11. Happy Birthday, Mrs Linda. I pray that you will be blessed by the Lord today (as you have already been by your precious Tressa). May you have many more mornings to roam the farm in your nighty!
    Much love, Charity

  12. Wishing you a wonderful, blessed birthday surrounded by everyone and everything you love so much. What a wonderful birthday gift from your daughter - that was beautiful to read!!! Enjoy your day!

  13. Have a great day, both of you...happiest of birthday wishes to you, Linda. :)

  14. Happy birthday, Linda!
    You are truly a blessing, and truly blessed.

  15. Happy Birthday Linda! Joy & Peace to you & yours! What a beautiful tribute from your daughter. Have a day overflowing with blessings ~

  16. Tressa, thank you so much for sharing this with us. Linda, I hope you have a very Happy Birthday. Many blessings to you and your family!

  17. Precious post! Love from family is the best gift!

    Happy birthday Linda! I'll rejoice in life with you as I'm celebrating my bday tomorrow!

    Kiss little Parsley for me. ;-)

  18. Thanks for sharing your day with us! Happy Birthday!

  19. Sweet Linda! It is so obvious, through her words, that sweet child is yours, lol, I hope your day is as fun and special as you are. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many, many, more. Take good care. XO, Dee

  20. Happy Birthday, Dear Linda!! What a blessing to read your sweet post today, Tressa. (cute pic of you two!).
    Enjoy your special day, Birthday Girl!! Hugs, Tammy

  21. She made this mamma cry, too! Happy birthday!!!!

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

  22. Why, Happy Birthday, Linda! God bless you "real good"!

  23. What a sweet tribute to your mama. Happy Birthday Linda. Hope it is your best one ever and that the Lord just keeps blessing you over and over with many more birthdays.

  24. Happy Birthday!! You truely are a blessing to so many!
    Sue Y.

  25. Happy Birthday Linda ~ May your day continually be filled with blessings from above! Joy to you on your special day!


  26. Happy Birthday Linda! Such a sweet post!


  27. Happy birthday dear Linda, you are an amazing woman. It's a blessing to know you. Have a good day with all your family.
    Many kisses from over the sea.


    Hope you have a MOST BLESSED day!!! I agree with Tessa! YOU are the MOST SPECIAL Lady!! And are DEFINATELY a Proverbs 31 woman!!

    Tessa, your note to your Momma is Precious! Give her an extra Hug from me!

    Love & Hugs
    Lori :)

  29. Happy Birthday Linda,
    What a blessing you are to all of us.
    Such a beautiful tribute Tressa, it was an honour to be able to read it.
    Enjoy your day Linda!
    Hugs and Blessings,

  30. Hi Linda,
    What a sweet honor that Tressa gave you :)

    (music opens) Happy Birthday to you! Happy BIrthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Linda! Happy Birthday to you! (music closes)

    God's blessings on your upcoming year!!!


  31. How wonderful to have such a caring loving young lady.You've been a good Mamma Birthday Linda! Hope you find many blessing through out the year!~Amy

  32. Sweet Linda, the Happiest Birthday to you! Finally a picture to know you, you are so cute!
    I pray all God's good gifts in your life on this special day and the days to come.

  33. Happy Birthday LInda, may you continue to be blessed with many more.
    a wonderful tribute, enjoy your special day with family.

  34. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! May your day with filled with laughter, sunshine and lots of love!!
    Love Granny Trace
    P.S your sweet daughter is so precious!
    you are blessed!

  35. Happy Birthday Linda!! Wishing you a day filled with blessings!


  36. Oh my dear Linda... "Happy...Happy Birthday" I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day! I thank God for creating you and bringing you into this world on this day! You make so many people happy by just being here each day! I thank you for being you!!

    xoxo Gert

  37. Happy Birthday, Linda! You can tell that you have lived your life well, as you have raised such a sweet and loving daughter! I hope you have had a blessed day. May God continue to bless you and your family for many years to come!

  38. Tressa, you are so sweet to right this about your sounds to me you are already the image of your mom. God Bless You and Your Family!

  39. I am a day late wishing you a most happy birthday, but I'm hoping that today is just as happy what with all the excitment around the farm. My very best wishes for a wonderful year coming up.

  40. Happy, happy birthday, sweet Linda! I'm sorry that I missed it, and I hope it was just wonderful!


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