Today my beloved Mumsie is 79 years old. She is the best Mom ever. She raised six children on practically nothing. She sacrificed for us and gave us every advantage she could. She loved my Dad with all her heart and wept when he left us five years ago. They had been married well over 50 years. What a lovely example she is!
Mumsie loved to write, so she wrote her first book with my youngest sister dandling on her knees. She typed it on an old manual typewriter when there was no such thing as auto correct.
Mom was a pioneer in Christian romance. Back in the late 70's, when I was a teen, there were none. That was her inspiration! She went on to sell six mystery novels for girls and young women. Two of them were printed overseas, and several were in print for over 20 years. She has written Bible studies for women and teens and just three years ago, her historical romance novel, A Stitch and a Prayer, was published. You can find a selection of Eva Gibson's books on Good Read.
I am SO proud of her.
Now I have a fun little story to tell about Mom. For years she doodled 41 inside of a heart. She always said something BIG would happen on that day. And it did! Mount St. Helens blew her top. We've always teased her about that. And today, of course, she is getting a fair amount of ribbing because of the eruption of the volcano in Hawaii. "What is it about your birthday and volcanos," we ask.
So...Happy Birthday Mom! And Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
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