Monday, April 6, 2009

For my Grandmother

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.

~Washington Irving

I don't know whether anyone else experiences this but I truely believe my Mother and I have a bond like none other. While doing some re-arranging of my bookcase yesterday I was inspired after reading Anna Spiro's blog and decided to take a few photos around the house. Little did I realise the photo's I took were going to mean more to me than ever after finding out my Grandmother is unwell and may not survive the week. While I was doing this, my Mother must have had the same feelings and decided she needed to bake something from my Grandmothers cookbook.

Is it because we spend the first 9 months of our lives depending entirely on our mothers that we have this special bond with them? Or is there more to it? Or are my Mother and I just weird?!

Who will ever know I suppose. What I do know is that my Grandmother was a wonderful woman and I hope she is resting comfortably and goes on to a better place (I may not believe in God but I believe we go somewhere). And all my positive thoughts are with my Mum and her brothers...... I only hope that you reflect on the good times you had growing up and know that you are the beautiful people you are because of your Mother.

Yours truly
NB. If you're wondering, the picture frames & candle sticks are from Ikea, the D&H letters my mother painted for my partner and I and the books were a gift from a friend and are available at most good book stores . The 3 titles are:
Love - The words & inspiration of Mother Teresa
Imagine - The words & inspiration of John Lennon
Liberty - The words & inspiration of John F Kennedy

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