Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mama!

February 9 was Mama's birthday! :) I'm so sorry this post was late.
This photo was taken on our camping trip in North Carolina. Mama and Daddy happened to be wearing coordinating shirts and I just had to take a picture. :D

My mother is amazing. She is the hub around which our home revolves. She presses forward in spite of difficulties, one of which being her health - She still has some symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthrtitis, an incredibly painful auto-immune disease, yet every evening since I can remember she has made a wonderful home-cooked meal for our family. She is the epitome of the wife and mother I someday wish to be. I love you, Mama, and I am so thankful that you are my mother!

If you'd like to leave my sweet mom a comment, her blog can be found HERE.

I do apologize for the time lapse in my posts... the Botkin Family/Christians at the Crossroads conference was amazing, but the weekend was a little crazy, with our family driving back and forth to Columbus each morning and evening. We're just now getting fully back into the swing of things. :P I'm sure you can relate. :D Never fear, I will be posting about that very soon!!

Love and Hugs,


  1. Hello Julia! That is so wonderful that you have your wonderful mother as your role model! What a blessings to your family! I hope she had a wonderful birthday and will have many more! =:)


  2. Hi Julia, I was large is your header? I think mine is too big and is slowing down my page load-up. =:( (or it could be just to many things on my page!) =;)


    In Christ,

  3. I hope your Mom had a very, very blessed day!

  4. Aw Happy birthday! What a sweet photo. Your mother is one I admire and was pleased to meet IRL! :)


    Miss Jocelyn

  5. Hi Julia,
    Hope your mom had a good birthday!
    Looking forward to seeing your post on the conference. I finally got a short post up but plan to write some more later.

    It was fun to see you again. Did you say that you are going to the father/daughter retreat this year? Hope to see you there!
    ~McKenzie Elizabeth~


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