Happy Birthday Mom!

by jessicaturner on October 16, 2008

My mom turns the big 5-0 today! Happy Birthday, Mom! We love you so much. May you be here for another 50 years. :)

The is one of my favorite childhood pictures of my mom. She doesn’t have many, which makes this one even more of a treasure.

As you may have seen in the comments, my mom (“nana”) is a regular reader of this blog. Please leave her a happy birthday wish today. She is working all day, so I know it will be a treat to come home, check the blog and see a bunch of messages for her!

For her gift, we all pitched in to buy her a plane ticket to come to Nashville and spend a week with Elias. She arrives next Wednesday. We are so excited.

Love you, Mom. Thank you for teaching me how to be a great mom. You’re awesome.


{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

tab October 16, 2008 at 2:35 pm

Happy Birthday! How wonderful for Elias to have such a loving Grandmother and how wonderful for Jessica to have such a role model. Without even knowing you or her, it is clear that you are a very patient and creative example for your daughter. It also looks like she might have learned to be so loving and supportive of her hubby from you, too! Just a hunch:) Have a wonderful day!


Linny Best October 16, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Happy Birthday Nana!! That picture is absolutely adorable!!


Anonymous October 16, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Happy Birthday!


Traci October 16, 2008 at 2:57 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU NANA!!!! Have a FABULOUS princess day :)


Baseballs and Tutu's October 16, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Happy Birthday!!!!

What a wonderful gift for her!!! She will cherish that forever!!!!!!


Catherine October 16, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Happy birthday to Elias’ nana!! Have a wonderful day and blessed year to come!!!


Still Cross Photography October 16, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Happy Birthday Nana!!! Enjoy your week in Nashville!!!


Danielle October 16, 2008 at 3:34 pm

Happy, happy Birthday!! I hope you enjoy your visit with your family next week. :)


Therese October 16, 2008 at 3:37 pm

That picture just so captures your Mom!!!

Happy Birthday Debbie!!! Love you!


Carrie October 16, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Aww, HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANA! :) What a great gift, I see pictures in the near future, yay!


Jen October 16, 2008 at 4:02 pm

Happy Birthday Elias’ Grandma! I can tell where Jessica and that cute grandson get their smiles from!


Rochelle October 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm

Happy Birthday Jessica’s mom !!
I’m only a couple of years behind you for the big 50 :)
You have a beautiful family and that’s an awesome birthday gift!
Have fun in Nashville :)


Deb October 16, 2008 at 5:13 pm

Happy Birthday Nana! Enjoy the gift of time with your very handsome grandson! Make some memories, and take pride in the happy home that you’ve helped to create! Remember, God couldn’t be everywhere, so he created mom’s like you! I wish you peace, love and joy!


georgia tarheel October 16, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Happy Birthday Nana! I pray your birthday present is the biggest blessing of all!


Anonymous October 16, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Happy Birthday, Nana!!! Hope you enjoy your trip with your grandson, daughter and son-in-law.

Monroe, LA


rebecca October 16, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Happy Birthday Nana!! May you have a glorious and blessed day. I just love that picture of you!
I bet you can’t wait to get your hands on that precious little bundle of joy for a week! God Bless You.


Jill October 16, 2008 at 6:28 pm

Happy Birthday to one Grandma from another!
BTY, you have a VERY CUTE grandson!!


Anonymous October 16, 2008 at 6:32 pm



Sara October 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm

Happy Birthday, Mom/Nana!!!

I can easily see now where your daughter gets her big smile and happy spirit… you’ve had both since you were a baby. :)

I hope your day is amazing and I can’t wait for all the blogs about your fun week with Elias. Blessings on your day…


Jenna October 16, 2008 at 6:43 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANA! enjoy your present with your sweet grandson Elias!


Pen to Paper; Spirit to Soul October 16, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Happy Birthday, to ‘Nana’!

Pamela in TX


Simone October 16, 2008 at 6:54 pm

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your family with us…


Jackie October 16, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Happy Birthday, Nana !

Darling picture of you as a little girl !

You have the most precious grandson, Elias. I know you know that ! And, you have the 2 most beautiful daughters. I know you know that, too !

I hope you have had the most wonderful day.
Blessings to you !
Jackie Carl (from IN)


christi28 October 16, 2008 at 7:16 pm

happy birthday nana!! i hope you enjoy your week with the little peanut!!

blessing on you today!


Dani October 16, 2008 at 7:21 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANA!!! :) You have a beautiful grandson and an awesome daughter who I think very highly of. I am so glad that you get to spend this next week with Elias! What a great b-day gift!!!

Lots of love, Dani


Kel October 16, 2008 at 8:09 pm

hApPy BiRtHdAy Jessica’s mom!! You must have been a terrific mom because of what i can see through Jessica’s blog, i inspire to be a better mom because of her! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN, MAY ALL YOUR WISHES COME TRUE!


Anonymous October 16, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Dear Jessica’s Momma,

You did well.

Happy Birthday to you.


Open your Eyes... October 16, 2008 at 10:00 pm

Here’s to the next half a century! X.


Lissette October 16, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Happy Birthday! Many blessings to you!


Sally October 16, 2008 at 10:53 pm

Happy Birthday Nana!


Cindy October 16, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Well Happy ’50th’ Nana.
I too am a Nana and will be ’50’ on the 24th. We are nearly twins.

Hope you enjoy your visit with your littlest grandson. He is a real keeper. Your daughter is such fun and I enjoyed reading Matthew’s book and being honored to write a short review on it.



Anonymous October 17, 2008 at 1:32 am

Happy Birthday to Nana! Hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your time with Elias!
Elizabeth in GA


Tasha October 17, 2008 at 2:49 am

Happy Birthday Nana!What a cute liitle girl you were!I hope you have a wonderful time next week with your family.You are a blessed woman!


Anonymous October 17, 2008 at 7:31 am

OH MY Goodness! There’s that beautifully infectious smile that I miss! Many continued blessings to you and give that Jess a squeeze for me too! I know Elias is getting plenty of hugs! Happy Birthday Beautiful Lady!
Shar Christensen


Janet October 17, 2008 at 10:33 am

Happy Birthday Nana! My God bless you as you spend time with your precious family. Sending lots of hugs from South Africa!


Michele October 17, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Happy Birthday “Nana”-
I can see you now in the picture of you when you were young- I think that is so cool you get to come for a long visit with Elias.
Have a wonderful time and take lots of pictures.
Love Michele


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