happy 60th birthday to my wonderful mother, joy louise! my mother is many things, including thoughtful, practical, resourceful, kind, opinionated, a good listener, committed to her values, smart, funny and genuine. serving her community and raising her children have always been priorities for her, and she gave my brother and i a tremendous gift by being home with us, reading to us, teaching us, providing for us, and always giving to others. thank you, mom, and happy birthday!
another birthday August 31, 2007