My Mom.

Is the first person I call with any life-changing, gut-wrenching, or hair-raising news.

Will find any story about my children amusing.  Any.

Never has enough money to spend on herself, but is a dadgum millionaire if I want something.

Is relentless when it comes to trusting in God.

Loves my dad, and will still laugh at things he does.  Usually with me behind his back.  But still.

Is the best Easter Bunny EVER.

Makes the best cake in the entire gargantuan universe. 

Will still cry when she thinks about her mom and dad.

Loves to ride her Harley, and I will raise my fist if she ever gets a tattoo.  Raise it, I tell you!  No.  I wouldn’t raise my fist.  My brow, perhaps.

Thinks I’m funny.  I love to make her laugh.

Is the best mom.


In the history.

Happy Birthday, Mom.


Filed under Motherhood, Randomness

17 responses to “My Mom.

  1. Lindsey Takle

    Happy Birthday Barbara! We love you!

  2. I love her too :)…and just so I don’t disappoint with my comments…love, love her cake 🙂

  3. I agree that she a wonderful mom, but she is also the best friend any person could want. I’m so grateful for her friendship. Happy birthday Barbara!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday Barbara, you are FABULOUS to me too!! My heart smiles when I think of you! Much love! Great blog Dusty! What a blessing & honor to express your love about your wonderful Mom!!

  5. Kitty Grubbs

    I never write on a blog…but I had to agree with all of your special comments about your awesome Mom…she is a wonderful friend and has meant the world to me…she has been there when everyone else didn’t know what to do..she was the person I called when my house was on fire, when my life was falling apart around me, and she has been there for the joyful parts of my life too…when my children were being born, the first haircuts, the birthdays..and now the weddings! Thank you Barbara for the person you are to all of us! We love you! Happy Birthday!

  6. Kevin R

    Facebook won’t let me post on her wall so I’ll do it here.

    Happy Birthday to one of my favorite YOUNG ladies. BUREN, do whatever she wants today.

  7. Ron

    Happy Birthday to the best person in the whole wide… hmm… gargantuan world – wait – universe!!!

  8. You have one of the greatest mom’s in the world. She is a constant encourager and one of the most selfless people I know. She also shares the same b-day with my now 13 year old. Happy B-day to John.

  9. Gayla

    Dusty, your Mother is one of the most special people…she and your Dad are my family, too. She has the biggest heart of anyone I know. I love her very much!!!

  10. Sharon

    I love your Mom! Ya know, she is my Mom too! I love that she thinks of me as her other daughter. Happy Birthday Barbara! And thanks for sharing your cake recipe with me. John is forever grateful.

  11. Mom

    I know I have the greatest friends in the world, I wish I had the words to express my heart. I was truly overwhelmed today with all the love that I felt from everyone. Yes, of course I couldn’t stop the tears, (you all know me) I count it such an honor and a blessing to call you my friends. And Dusty, you are and have always been my light, world, and the most amazing daughter I could ever ask for, I love you with all my heart!
    Thank you all from them bottom of my heart! I love you all~

  12. marla

    Have a blessed day Barbara!! Love you!
    Best cake in the world?? What is it?

  13. Wendy Verdon

    Dusty – you are so sweet and always know what to say and write. I too love your mom. I remember when I was a little girl thinking she was so beautiful and I still do inside and out!

    Happy Birthday Barbara!

  14. Brenda

    Happy Birthday, Bar Ba! You do have an awesome Mom who has been there for me this past year while I was in Hell! Thanks Bar Ba,
    Love ya!

  15. mindy

    Dusty, that was so sweet it made me cry a little bit…well, not cry, but I teared up.

  16. Tell your mom I’ll give her a high five if she gets a tattoo.


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