Pay It Forward - Mom Thanks All of You That Sent Her A Card

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lizette Realty - Richmond KY 205403

A few weeks ago I worked on a pay it forward for my Mom that was turning 80.

I thought that a simple thing as sending greeting cards the old fashioned way to her mailbox might make her smile.

Well...it worked so well that she got over 50 cards! And even some gifts like jams, lottery tickets, a Starbucks gift card, brownies and cookies. Even roses!!!

Pay it forward for MomAs you can see, there are soooo many cards!

Mom was surprised every day and would call me to tell me about each one as she opened them.

I hadn't told her that I had asked everyone from my blog.

She just thought I had lots of friends that seemed to know about her birthday! Haha

She wanted me to thank all of you that sent the cards. She LOVED them!!!

I can't imagine how I will be at 80, but I sure hope I can be in good health and that my friends will look after me.

Bless all that helped me out! Love you!!!

 

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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
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I loved it and I see my card on her table, how great are you to think of this.  It was more fun for me than it probably was for her.  Maybe we should do it again on Valentines day.  Just remind us.

Nov 10, 2010 10:01 AM #1
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Claudette Millette
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Lizette:

I missed your post on this but I loved reading about your mother opening all of those cards on her birthday. Bravo to you for thinking of such a thing.  How lovely for your mother.

 

 

Nov 10, 2010 10:35 AM #2
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Liz, she had so much fun! It was nice to see excitement in her life.

Claudette - It sure was amazing to see all those cards arrive! I don't think I can top that for next year.

Nov 10, 2010 11:19 AM #3
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Connie King
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I am so pleased she had a great birthday and everything worked out well.    You are a good daughter,  always.

Nov 10, 2010 11:24 AM #4
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Missy Caulk
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This is so awesome, wow I am sorry I missed the post and couldn't participate.

 

Nov 10, 2010 12:30 PM #5
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Hillary Kinnison
Keller Williams Coastal Realty - Dover, NH

What a great birthday gift you gave your mom, she must have loved it!!!

Nov 10, 2010 01:27 PM #6
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Lizette - your Mom is truly blessed to have you as her daughter! I know you are a very special person. I'm glad your mom enjoyed her wonderful Birthday!

Nov 11, 2010 05:39 AM #7
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Hilary Young
The Nines Team Realty - Lodi, CA
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What a great gift for your mother! She looks great! And she looks soo happy!  Congrats

Nov 11, 2010 08:11 AM #8
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Ralph Gorgoglione
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OMG, Lizette honey-bunches.

I feel so fortunate to have been part of this.

LOVE Mom!  Can she be my adopted 2nd Mom too? 

I promise:  NO sibling rivalry (except at Xmas time, and then it's every man for himself and all bets are off!)

Anyway, much love to you and Mom!

Nov 12, 2010 01:56 AM #9
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Connie - Mom loves you too!

Missy - Sorry you miss out...it was really fun!

Hillary - She had a ball opening all the cards!

Richard - She really enjoyed opening your  card!

Thanks Hillary Y.!

Ralph - I'm sure she will take you in as an adoptee.

Nov 12, 2010 11:54 AM #10
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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
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Sorry I missed this.  I would have loved to send your mom a card.  Glad she had a great birthday.

Nov 12, 2010 03:16 PM #11
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Reuben Saltzman
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Thanks for sending the photo out.  This was a great idea.

Nov 15, 2010 10:02 PM #12
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Cindy Marchant
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What a wonderful idea and a great picture.  People her age appreciate the actual card so much!  My mom called today (she is 80) asking this:

"I got this card at Chick Filet, it says enter #412472 as you would a phone #.  In the body of the text enter CFAMISH.  I don't know what it means."

Isn't that priceless...I had to explain the smart phone to her and what texting was!  lol

Cindy in Indy

 

Nov 17, 2010 04:44 AM #13
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Gail C. Harris
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I blogged this on my site after receiving your post card.  I was so touched that you would thank us in this way.  Wow.  I am so happy your Mom was excited and it gave her perhaps a boost, on her birthday.  I hope her hip surgery, if she elects to do it, goes well.  This was a great idea and one we could use to help each other. Thanks again for the postcard.  :) Gail

Nov 17, 2010 09:02 PM #14
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Gee, sure thought I commented on this post. Mom looks so happy and you are one special daughter! So much so I had to write Thoughtful and Thankful... 

Margaret

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