Happy 91st Birthday, Mom!
Today is a very special post in honor of my mother, Mary Jane (Reed) Gartner – 91 years young today! My mom is my rock, my inspiration and role model. She is a remarkable woman of strength and courage. She is brilliant, vibrant, full of heart and truly a treasure in my life.
The amazing thing is, she had a heart attack on September 9, 2013 and one week later underwent triple bypass surgery. Now just two weeks and one day later, she is in rehab and on the road to recovery. My mom has always been an active person and has the heart and mind of someone 20 years younger. When people meet her they can’t believe she’s 91 years old. She’s an avid Bridge player, a Facebook friend, a Skyper, a Texter and can navigate an iPhone and Windows 8! I could not possibly be more proud of her.
If I could give you a gift mom, I would give you the ability to see yourself as others see you, then you could really see how very special you are. Your courage in the face of adversity, and your inner strength is truly a blessing. I hope that when I’m 91, I’m half as vital, dynamic, healthy, and loving as you are! I wish you many more years of health and happiness.
Happy Birthday Wishes from your eldest! I love you!!!