Sunday, May 8, 2011
Not so long ago, a lovely neighbour shared a sweet story. She told us of how her teen son had a profound realization and shared it with her one day. He wondered when the last time was that his mother picked him up and held him in her arms. And if she knew that it was to be the last, would she have held on just a little longer? Such a beautiful thought, and such a fleeting moment, really. It made me ponder further... When is the last time a Mother tucks her child into bed and shares a story? The last time she takes her little one by the hand to cross the street? The last breakfast they share as a family before that child moves away for University. Life is so full of new beginnings and lasts —it is so important to cherish the many blessings and stages in life...
How much fun we've had over the years. I have learned so much from my Mum and have so many wonderful memories of trips we've taken, decorating, sharing new books and magazines, antique shopping, appreciating architecture, looking at real estate online and just dreaming... far too many to name. Wishing all Mothers a very happy Mother's Day!
Images: 01 my Mom, 02—07 France, by David Arias