Thursday, 10 December 2009
Love of the Equine species
One of my proudest and happiest memories was surprising my mom on her 75th birthday with a dinner out at a nice restaurant with some of her sisters and nieces coming over from Vancouver and down from Duncan to share in the celebration along with the immediate family. I contacted them all first and asked for any photos that they may have of mom and to please send copies. I made her an album of her life. I had no idea what a big task I was taking on as mom had done so many interesting things in her life. But all the work was so worth it to be able to just sit quietly back while her and her family all looking and laughing and exclaiming about many shared experiences, smiles on their faces. I soaked in all the love. It was WONDERFUL!
Oh Mom, I have missed you for a long time but now you are really gone. I turned to my journals for comfort and look for images of you in my journals that I pour my heart and soul into. As I look I do find pictures of you I have used but I start to notice sewing patterns, photos of your garden and many subtle things so I look deeper into my pages I see you reflected in almost every page.
I am so lucky to have had you in my life. I can’t imagine having a better mom than you. You lead by example and I have tried to follow, to lead a beautiful life, full of passion, creative pursuits, a love of animals and a respect for mother nature and people alike.
I will always love you
her adoring daughter
you are my hero!
Love you lots