Thursday, 10 December 2009

Love of the Equine species

Shyrle in the 80's
Mom and I definitely were afflicted with a love of horses. Here is mom taking a Driving course with the well known local expert Doris Ganton. I too later took this wonderful course.

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
Patti

5 comments:

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Your mom had to be a wonderful woman, because she raised such a beautiful, sensitive and loving daughter. You words are so beautiful-she must have been so proud of you! I read this and called my mom-she did not know me tonight, but that it okay-I know she loves me. hugs, chris

Marilyn Rock said...

Your mom's caring way comes out in your words. She was a wonderful woman and mother and raised a beautiful daughter who is sensitive, caring and so aware of the world. I know it's a difficult time but your warm memories, of her, will be your comfort.

You are so fortunate to have had a close relationship with your mom. You both had the love, respect and deep caring for one another.

Hugs - Marilyn

lynne h said...

patti, i can feel your love for your mother from here, clearly and distinctly...

i'm sending you love...

xo

Rella said...

Dear art sister...there are no words, there is only love. I sent that to you.

xox Rella

rivergardenstudio said...

I send you love today as well... it is a time for me to miss my mum too. roxanne