| My Mom, Ivy Louise Prewitt, just celebrated another birthday yesterday. Her birthday is sneaky there at the beginning of the month. I imagine that for much of her life having a May birthday was fine, normal. Now her birthday is usually about a week away from Mother's Day with regularity. I wonder if that has been for her like December babies at Christmas.|
|Emaleigh and I got to travel to France with Mima; This was Emmy's first plane ride|
If my daughter were writing Birthday wishes, she would certainly include an acrostic poem.
Ivy: I is for Intelligent. V is for veracious. Y is for Youthful.
Mom retired early as a Librarian. she was working at a community College Library when dad moved the two of them to Indonesia for his job. She was passionate about her work and was truly a reluctant retiree. She remains a walking reference and information central. It seems there is not much that she doesn't know well or atleast a little. She is a voracious reader and we often share books. She even sometimes joins me at my bookclub which I love.
She is a truth teller. She has not the ability to lie or even hide what is true. She is like an open book (Ha! get it? The librarian is an open book!) She is also a passionate student of the Word of God and freely shares when God makes his word personal for her.
And she is youthful. My dad often refers to the book by Oscar Wilde "The Picture of Dorian Gray" in which the protagonist does not age and rather a painting by him ages for him. I think it is her smile and her joy that keep her young. She wears her multicolored grey like an intentional fashionista. I think she's the most beautiful woman on the planet.
|Mom with Grandma Prewitt at the Prewitt reunion 2015|
|Mom and I at another family get together, 2011|
|Mom, thanksgiving 2015|
|Grandparents with the Force kids Thanksgiving 2015|