Happy 80th Birthday to the Momma!

The Momma and me

The older I get, the more I realize how lucky I am to have been raised by a mom and dad who unconditionally loved and cherished me. I thought every kid was loved by their parents that way.

Sure, I’ve got issues to work on just like everybody else but none of them have to do with childhood hurts and traumas. My kidhood was blissfully happy, which has given me a solid foundation for life and enabled me to do the work I feel called to do in this world.

Today, my mom turns eighty, but looks at least ten years younger. She is kind and loving to all and is a loyal and wonderful friend to many. She retains a childlike enthusiasm for life, loves to laugh (especially at herself), and as her granddaughter enjoys pointing out, “She’s adorable!”

Happy birthday, Mom! Thank you for everything, and most importantly, thank you for being you!



Click here to see all my posts featuring my parents and grandparents.


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8 Responses to “Happy 80th Birthday to the Momma!”

  1. Erin Says:

    We are so lucky to have her in our lives!

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:


  3. Serena Says:

    May she have a very happy and blessed birthday! :)

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thank you, Serena!

  5. Kim Says:

    Phil, please tell your mama happy 80th birthday – her card is on its way. I think she’s adorable, too! Yes, we are so LUCKY to have had unconditional love as kids. We are blessed. Kim Battern

  6. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thanks, Kim! I know she will appreciate hearing from you!

  7. Mark D'Ambrosi Says:

    Phil, please wish your mom a happy birthday… 80 is a great age to be! Hope you all help her celebrate.

  8. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thank you for the kind wishes, Mark!

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