Of course I knew her all of my life. She was my mom.
I miss her more than any words could say in this space. Her smile said, "I see you. I love you. You are important to me." I can remember being a little kid in Kindergarten and just wanting to hurry home to be with her. The last thing I did while she was still alive was hurry home to see her... to be with her. Did she know I was there? I hope so.
She loved her family. She loved life. I think she would above all else want me to be happy....
So, I'm trying mom.... I'm trying through my tears to see beauty around me the way you did. The way you taught me through the way you lived.
Here are some images from my week, simple things, that brought me joy and would have brought her joy too. I can only hope when I am gone that others miss me half as much as I miss her.
|A fun whimsical birdhouse|
|Planting Spring flowers|
|A new hibiscus plant|
|Walking on a rainy day amidst falling pedals|
|Hyacinths in the Spring|
|Very fragrant carnation-like blooms|
|Salmon and asparagus salad|
|Lettuce sprouting and thyme|
|Gardenia buds all over the place|
|A pretty and useful pail|
|Orchid blooming like crazy|
|The morning sky|
Always in my heart.