This is my Mom (pictured at 17, isn't she beautiful?). She's not a stamper, but she still buys my sets, she's my biggest fan.
I read somewhere that in some cultures on your birthday, you give your mom a gift, after all it was x years ago on that day she did all the work to bring you into the world! (I thought that was a really nice tradition, maybe you might want to do that for your moms too when your own rolls around...I know now that I AM a mom I can better appreciate /understand everything she did for me, I'm sure you other moms can relate!) So I sent her a special card! (gift to follow)
The last few months have been an especially difficult time for her, though: she lives in St. Louis with my stepfather, but had to go to California in January to basically provide hospice care for my grandfather for an undetermined amount of time. His situation did not look good, but (praise the Lord!) he has regained enough strength that she was actually able to come home on Tuesday! Unfortunately, a few days before she came back, she got word from my stepdad that he'd lost his job (he'd been with that company most of his life). This is a real blow for them so they will probably have to move, but I have faith there will be new doors opening and possibly they will move closer to us in the process. If you would like to pray for my grandfather or mom and stepdad or send a card, that would be such a blessing to me. You can email me for more info :)
You could also go check out her blog (which has an updated pic, I think you'll notice our resemblance!) and maybe leave her a message. She started the blog for her handwriting analysis** but that was before my grandfather got sick, so she hasn't been able to do much on it since ...
*Look where I'm going! (Told you a fabulous birthday is already covered!) This place ROCKS! I've been two other times over the years for just a half day package as gifts(which I'm doing again this year), and it was sheer bliss. I reeeeally need this escape right now. I'll be back next week with a post of all the deets and some pics! (and maybe I can smuggle out some samples to send out with blog candys! hee!)
**a special post on that and all it's amazing applications coming soon! I'll also share what my handwriting samnple says about ME! You can check it for accuracy ;)