A post from Kelli–
Jo has been HACKED!!!!
But in the best way possible of course! And for a wonderful reason! Today is my Momma’s birthday!
The past few years have been a bit rough. Mom always tells us that in order to know how great the good things are, you have to go through some of the bad spots too! I can’t really think of a better lesson to have learned over the past few years.
As a family we’ve been challenged and we’ve celebrated and through all of the lows, mom has been there to keep us pushing forward, offering advice, and just listening to us cry or complain. She’s also been one of the first ones to congratulate us, cheer us on, and tell us she’s proud of us for a job well done. She’s the one that knows I’ve been having a bad week before I even realize it! And she’s the one to make me do the things that I know I need to do, but don’t want to. She’s always willing to lend a listening ear and a helping hand.
And in the in-between times, she’s been there to keep us going, encourage us, and have the hard talks with us. All in all, I couldn’t ask for a better friend, business partner or mom!
I’ve seen the memes floating around Facebook before that talk about how you’d be happy if you could be half the mom your mom was to you. Me? I’d be thrilled if I could be a fraction of a percent of the mom that my mom is! She is literally a saint!
So make sure to send her some birthday wishes! She surely deserves them!
121 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Jo-Mama!”
Happy Birthday Jo (I hadn’t realised you were 102!!)
Happy birthday Jo! Have a wonderful day! What a beautiful tribute Kelli!
Happy Happy Birthday Jo! Hope your day is filled with much joy and many blessings.
Happy Birthday Jo! Hope you have a wonderful birthday and all your wishes come true!
Happy Birthday Jo! Have a great day. Great column today.
Happy Birthday Jo! Great kid you’ve raised :-) X5
Happy Birthday and many more with good health. I enjoy your blog very much .
Jo, Wishing you a very Happy Birthday with all the love you desire. Praying for a healthy, happy new year of fun and inspiration.
Happy Birthday JO! Enjoy your day!
Thx for the interesting and engaging blog!
Happy Birthday Jo, enjoy your Birthday weekend!!!
Un tres joyeux anniversaire de France !
Guess I don’t need to translate
Happy birthday Jo! Thanks for all you do. Your blog is one of my favorites.
Hope you have a Sew Happy Day!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Happy birthday Jo! Thank you for your blog and making my day better with your tips, advice and stories. I enjoy them all!
Happy birthday wishes from The Netherlands Jo! Love your blog!
Happy Birthday Jo!! I hope you have a very special day!! Thank you for all you do for your blog readers!! I’ve learned so much from you!
Have a great day and Happy Birthday!! You are blessed with a wonderful family! Thanks for your time you give your blog readers. Love your blog.
Happy Birthday Jo. Have a wonderful day.
Happy B-day Jo! I love reading your posts and following what you are doing with your family, the child care kids, sewing …..everything that you are involved in. Hope you have an awesome day! Marsha
To a wonderful lady, HAPPY Birthday, I raise my glass to you! ( it’s a cup of coffee). Wish I could help you celebrate , enjoy some sewing on your special day
Happy Birthday from a fellow quilter, I did not know we shared a birthday!! Have a blessed day!
Happy Birthday to us! I did not realize we shared a birthday! Have a blessed day!
Happy, happy, happy birthday to you! May God continue to bless you as you turn around and bless so many others. You are one of the great ones! (lovely tribute, Kelli)
Happy Birthday Jo, from New Hampshire. What a pleasant start to my day to be able to read about all aspects and thought processes of your life, reasons for doing what you do and why, but also why you do not do something and do not have guilt about that decision. My husband’s birthday is also today. Two GREAT people, what a special day! So have a wonderful day as you celebrate your specialness!
Happy, Happy Birthday to a wonderful lady I’m proud to call my friend. Great post, Kelli! I know your family appreciates you and all you do. I appreciate you too! Have a wonderful day!!!
Happy Birthday Jo!
I love your blog ❤️
Hope you have a wonderful birthday, ! You deserve it! Love reading your blog !
Happy Birthday, Jo. Hope you have a wonderful day.
And she is always smiling! Happy Birthday Jo!
Happy Birthdaxy! Love your posts! Hope someone bakes you a cake,
Someone did make me a cake. One of my childcare moms. XO
Happy birthday Jo and have a great day!
Happy Birthday Jo. You are in my nightly prayers for your health issues. Have a wonderful day
Happy Birthday, hope you are showered with love.
Happy birthday to a sweet, generous gal, fabulous Mom and terrific blogger. May you have many, many more!
Happy Birthday Jo!
Happy Birthday Jo and thank you for blogging and letting go along. I hope you enjoy this day that was made for you.
Happy birthday, Jo! Wish you a fabulous day and may you be blessed with many more wonderful years!
Happy, Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your projects and family with us.
Happy birthday!! Hope you have a blessed day. You have raised a great bunch of humans!!
Happy, happy birthday, Jo. Hope get everything you want. You deserve it! Hugs!!
Happy Birthday Jo! Birthday weekends are the best.
We use to live around Ringsted years ago. Love reading your blog about going to auctions, redoing old furniture to sell and hopefully make a little money on it, baking, card playing and wonderful friends that became our family. I miss those days. That was a wonderful tribute to your mother Kelli.
Happy Birthday, Jo. I am very lucky to call you my friend! Hoping that you have a great day. And Kelli, I seen you around children and you will be a great mom, just like your mom.
Happy birthday Jo! I hope you have a wonderful day! I begin my day by checking out your blog. I love seeing your family interactions and your projects, your kiddos, your auction and thrift shop finds-all of it! Wishing you and a happy and healthy 2019.
Happy Birthday Jo! I hope you celebrate today and all weekend! :)
Happy Birthday, Jo!
Happy Birthday Jo! Greetings from La Crosse, Wisconsin. I hope you have a great day today. Thanks for all your posts about quilting, child care, and life in general. After my email, your blog is the first thing I read. I look forward to going back to work on Monday, because then I get to read more blog entries.
Happy Birthday Jo! Wishing you many more and hope you are spoiled rotten this weekend! Your blog is my first “to do” when I get up!
Happy Birthday, Jo!
Happy Birthday,Jo! May the coming year be full of goodness for you and your family.
Happy Birthday, Jo! Wishing you a wonderful day.
Thanks so much for your blog. You are in the top 3 I follow almost daily.
Have a very Happy Birthday, Jo!
Hope you have a great birthday! Enjoy your day,
Happy Birthday dear Jo! You really are everything Kelli said and more! An inspiration for a joyful life of family, fun, cooking, quilting, and cleaning! Yes, even cleaning! I cleaned out a drawer yesterday and thought of you! Sending hugs!
Happy Birthday Jo! Enjoy your day and celebrate ! Love your blog…read it daily!
Happy Birthday Jo. I hope all the joy you send to your readers comes back to you in multiples.
Happiest Birthday to you! I love your style and I turn here for inspiration!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I hope this is the happiest, brightest day for you-you certainly deserve it! Thank you (and Kelli) for sharing all you do with us. I NEVER skip a day of your blog-you’re my first everyday! Hugs to you today! Janine Baker
Happy Birthday, Jo! Have a super fun day & hopefully you get to spend it doing something you love!
Happy Birthday Jo. I love reading your blog daily. May you feel all the love from yor family, friends and blog readers that you give to many daily. Enjoy yourself lady.
Happy birthday, Jo! Wishing you a healthy year. I love your blog.
Golly,gee whiz! A Birthday !, celebrate . Happy Birthday Jo. Hope it’s a great day full of love. Following your blog is a real gift to myself. Love it.
Have a great birthday! Make some big wishes when you blow out the candles.
Happy Birthday Jo I hope your day is fun filled and that you have a beautiful year ahead….God bless you
Happy Birthday, Jo. Wishing you a wonderful 2019!
Have a wonderful Birthday–wishing you a happy one with your family.
I really enjoy reading your blog–you are an inspiration!!
Happy birthday Jo,have a wonderful day.
Thinking of you.
Happy Birthday Jo from a fellow December birthday baby. Your posts are always a bright spot in my day. Blessings to you on your special day.
Blessings on your birthday. Go celebrate with your family and friends. Keep on quilting too.
Happy birthday…and many more!
Happy Birthday! You give great advice.
Happy Birthday Jo! I’m wishing your day be filled with much happiness!
Happy Birthday JO! I love your blog and love getting the posts in my email. I think the thing I appreciate most is your realness. I read a post and think, yup! That’s just how life is, and that’s just how you gotta keep going on day by day.
Thanks for being you!
A Happy, happy birthday to you. Wishing you good things in the year to come
Happy Birthday, Jo! My day isn’t complete without catching up with you and your family. I feel like we’re friends even though you don’t know me personally!
Have the best birthday ever….what a beautiful blog post to you.
Happy Birthday, Jo!! You have a wonderful family which is such a tribute to you as a person and mother. I love your keeping-it-real blog….it’s so wonderful to read your posts about your quilting and your family life. Here’s to you!!!
Happy birthday, Jo! Hope it’s an awesome day filled with love and family!
That is so sweet! Happy birthday Jo! I hope you have a great day and a Merry Christmas too.
Happy Birthday, Jo! Spend some time doing what you want:)
Here’s wishing you the best birthday ever surrounded by love of family and friends. Hugs and smiles! Thank you for letting us share a part of your life!
Happy birthday Jo, hugs from Ga.
Happy Birthday Jo. Hope you have a great day and healthy new year. I enjoy all that you blog about and keeping it real – the good and the bad. Thanks for all that you share.
Happy birthday Jo! I dont comment much but I read your blog every day- it’s my favorite, both for your patterns- in fact I’m sitting on my sofa snuggled under one I made from your chocolate covered cherries pattern right now! But also for how genuine you are and how you are so giving of yourself to others even when life is trying to bring you down. You truly are an inspiration for me as a mom and as a woman. I pray for a HEALTHY, blessed year for you and your family!
Happy birthday. Mine was 2 days ago also!! Love reading your blog
Happy birthday, Jo! Hope this one is a good one, and best wishes for many more.
Happy Birthday, Jo! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!
Happy birthday Jo! I always enjoy reading your positive, encouraging blog.
Happy Birthday Jo! Hope your day is as wonderful as you are!
Happy birthday, Jo, from Georgia! I love reading about your family.
Happiest of Birthday’s Jo !! It’ s such fun and informative reading your blog!! Thank for all you do!! Hope 2019 is a great year for you and your wonderful family !!
Happy birthday Jo! All my best to you and your family.
I hope your birthday was a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JO!! I enjoy your blog so much, and you have so many things to share that it is always interesting!! Thank You and all your FAMILY too!!
Happy Birthday, Jo and many more! I enjoy your blog.
Happy Birthday, Jo! Hope you special day is filled with love, laughter and much joy!
Happy Birthday, Jo. You are an inspiration to me and I’m sure numerous others. Hope it’s the best day!
Happiest of birthdays to you, Jo! I’m originally from northeast Iowa and like others, I feel like I know you and your family personally even though we’ve never met. I discovered your blog earlier this year and absolutely love it (easily my #1 blog)! I’m inspired to make scrappy quilts now because of you. May God bless you on your special day and always!
Happy Birthday Jo! It is always so uplifting to read your family stories. Not many of those around these days.
Thank you for sharing your world!
Happy Birthday Jo!! Love everything you talk about, especially your adventures at the thrift shops and sharing your finds and love all your Bonnie Hunter quilts!! I don’t know how you get it all done with the child care on top of it? You are one special lady! Thank You for being you!!!
Happiest birthday wishes to you!
Happy Birthday, Jo!! May the coming year see your dreams coming true and dreaming bigger dreams. May you only receive good news from the doctors and your beloved family all stay healthy and happy. May you be blessed with many more grandchildren to love and cherish. May you be blessed as you bless others.