Happy Birthday, Mama Bender!

by Jenn (eating bender) on November 5, 2011

Someone is turning 25 today…

Okay, maybe not 25, but she sure does dance like it. :)

The incredible Mama Bender is celebrating her birthday today. I wish I could be there to sing and make a grass-fed meal in person, but look forward to doing just that when we come for Thanksgiving a few weeks from now!

(This picture gets me every time. I’m not sure what we were thinking…)

Mama Bender is the most incredible woman I know. She has led by example throughout my life, teaching me what it means to not only be ambitious and driven, but also, more importantly, what it means to love and respect others. I work toward being more like her every day. In this case, it’s true what they say about daughters becoming their mothers, and I could not be prouder to take after mine. :)

There can be no doubt that I look up to and admire this woman. The proof is in the pictures.

Thank you, Mama Bender, for being such a fantastic role model, confidante and friend.

Hope your special day is as incredible as you are!

Abrazos y besos,

1 Erica November 5, 2011 at 10:05 am

Om gosh-you two are so freaking cute!! Happy birthday mama b!!!

2 Mom November 5, 2011 at 11:25 am

Thank you Amazingly, Wonderful, Incredible Daughter and always remember “Love You More”! Thank goodness Shelly’s camera only caught the beginning of Beyonce’s Single Ladies and not my remaining moves šŸ˜‰ Haleakala!

3 Jenn (eating bender) November 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Haha – you’re the best. :)

4 Karla November 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Aw, what a sweet tribute, Jenn! What lovely pictures and an amazing relationship you two share. Happy Birthday, Mama Bender! :)

5 Jenn (eating bender) November 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Thanks, Karla! :)

6 glidingcalm November 6, 2011 at 9:29 pm

this post is so sweet!!! Happy Birthday Mama Bender, and thank you for raising such an incredible daughter!! šŸ˜€

7 Jenn (eating bender) November 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Awww! Mama Bender and I both say thank you for that one. :)

8 withasideofhope November 7, 2011 at 6:19 am

Happy Birthday to your mom! What a sweet post! It’s so great that you have such a good relationship with your mom :)

9 Jenn (eating bender) November 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Thanks, Hope! :)

10 Megan (Braise The Roof) November 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

What a great birthday message to your mom! And the pictures from your wedding are awesome. :) Happy birthday, Mama Bender!

11 Melissa @TryingtoHeal November 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Ah, happy birthday to your mama!!!! Please tell her i said happy birthday for me!

12 Jenn (eating bender) November 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I definitely did! Thanks, lady!

13 Bobbi November 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

Happy Birthday to your mama! What a sweet post :)

14 Jenn (eating bender) November 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Thanks, Bobbi! :)

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