Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mother & Daughter & Steel Magnolias!

Today, October 23rd, is my Mom's Birthday. 
It's her first Birthday in Heaven 
And our first Birthday without her here.

 "There is no such thing as natural beauty."

I could call her anytime I needed someone to talk to. 
She would just call up my kids & ask randomly things like 
"How are your shoes?
I'd like to buy a new pair for School."
There is no one else in our lives who can do the things she did for us.

 "The only thing that separates us from the animals 
is our ability to accessorize."

The Lifetime Channel has given me a gift for her Birthday: 
They have Remade her all time Favorite Movie: 
Steel Magnolias! 

 "Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion."

Today I will watch both the Original & the Remake!!
I was so excited when I saw they were redoing such a Great Movie! 
I DVR'd the new one when it premiered on Lifetime earlier this month 
& have saved it for today. 
"Please don't cry or I will too. 
I have a strict policy that nobody cries alone in my presence."
I found among her things a Double Feature Movie set 
I had bought her some years ago;
they had paired her Favorite Movie with My Favorite Movie! :) 

 "Honey, time marches on 
and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face."

Happy Birthday Mom! 
Above is us at her Birthday Party last year, when she turned 80!!
All the phrases in pink (my signature color!) :) 
are some of my favorite quotes from Steel Magnolias.
I Love you & miss you Everyday!

"That which does not kill us, makes us stronger."


Star Forbis said...

"I'd rather have 30 minuets of Wonderful, than a Lifetime of nothing Special!"

Anastasia Villarreal said...

I adore this movie. It's great that you chose to remember the great times with it. I haven't seen it in such a long time, I think I will have to rent it soon!