Naomi Stayner Gibbs - age 13
Today is my mother's birthday
she is 83
I am her first child
We are best friends
If I had to select a single word to sum up mom
it would be elegant.
She is a true lady in every sense of the word . . .
right down to the lace and linen handkerchief she always carries.
She has a deep and unwavering testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Dad didn't join the Church until he was 72,
so mom single-handedly took us, their 4 daughters, every Sunday.
She sat in church, without him, for 50 years
. . . . and now, they are sealed in the Temple.
I honor my mother for her dedication and perseverance;
it led to the sweet love story they are living now.
Mom is wonderful grandmother
She attended every piano and dance recital, track meets, and countless special events for my children.
They know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that their Grandma Nana loves them.
She taught dancing at Arthur Murray Studio
in the '50's
she and dad love ballroom dance
Mom has enriched our life with her spunk . . .
always greeting us at her door performing the Mexican Hat Dance
and without fail, having a little gift for my children.
Steve and I loved to travel with mom and dad.
Some of my favorite times were laughing on those trips.
Mom and I would pack our cutest clothes
and try to look our fashionable best every day of the vacation.
I could really go on and on
because my mother means everything to me.
I love you dearly,
Happy Birthday Mom!