When I think about our Moms (Jeff’s & mine) I get all warm and fuzzy in my heart, because they are strong, caring, supportive, loving and of course the big one they gave us life. On Friday I read a post that brought tears to my eyes and put everything into perspective when it comes to what Mother’s do for us and what we ALL should do in return – A Letter from a Mother to Her Daughter (as found on Positively Positive).
Top: Wendy & Brandy - Bottom - Jeff & Nicole
My Thoughts About Our Moms
Our Moms were there from the very beginning taking care of us, teaching us how to tie our shoes, holding our hands as we learned to walk, feeding us nourishing food, and eventually after all those years spent in their care they granted us the freedom to go out into the world and choose our own paths.
When we have our successes we always think of them to call to share the good news, we feel proud and in return let them know they did a good job raising us.
On the bad days we call our Moms to help heal our wounds, mend our hearts and sometimes cry on their shoulders.
They started out being our guides in this big world and continue on through our lives to be our fiercest supporters and cheerleaders.
Moms give a place to call home and safe place to return with open arms and hearts.
They offer advice and listen when we are trying to figure something out and even when we choose the wrong path they don’t judge us too harshly but instead ask us what we have learned (okay and maybe tell us not to do that again).
I love our Moms – Happy Mother’s Day to you both we wish we could be with you today. In my heart we are sitting together sharing brunch, the table is set with fresh spring flowers and everyone is smiling because you have done such a great job being our Moms – thank you. We miss you!
This week Said The Whale a local Vancouver band has been occupying my brain and my iPod, their lyrics are looping around and escaping as i sing them aloud, one song in particular has grabbed my attention, Plans for the Future. Here are some of my favorite lyrics from that song that I can relate to, because life is passing me by in a flash and I need to remember to enjoy today, stop being afraid, start chasing my dreams and live my life! Scroll down to listen my anthem this week.
She said “I’d like to tell you some things I wish I’d known, when I was young… like you”
“Won’t take a second but it could save you years, years pass like seconds out here”
“Your at the top of your game
Your in control of your life
Pearl of the oyster
The cream of the oreo
What I would give for that, I hope you’ll never know.”
It’s Monday another week to start off and this morning was a bit of a calamity of events for me.
Yesterday my husband cut up a bunch of fresh fruit for us to make smoothies in the morning – yay – but this morning when I tried to make a smoothie and the blender wouldn’t work, then in my distress I dropped a huge pot lid on the floor while my husband slept in the other room probably cursing me, on the way to the bus I remembered I forgot the smoothie I had forced into liquid submission and made a mad dash back to the house to get it and of course all this morning drama led to me being late for work.
Okay so the world didn’t end and I just ended up in a bit of Monday mood, so I’m going to turn this around and lighten the mood by showing you some lovely cherry blossom photos I took yesterday on a long walk around my neighborhood. Enjoy, especially if your morning took a turn like mine. Happy Monday!
Light pink confetti celebrating a new spring season, so pretty.
There are different variety’s of cherry blossoms around the city, I think this year I am favoring the white ones pictured above. What’s blooming in your neighborhood right now, I would love to know and or even better see so send me a photo!
Don’t you love logging onto your computer and having a wonderful and inspiring photo? I always have one and gives me a nice little pick me up just when I need it, so I thought I would share one of my favorite photos I took on a beautiful warm spring day last weekend. It had been raining for a week straight here in Vancouver but when sun came out it was like magic, all the flowers opened up and reached for the sky and sunshine.
After a long grey winter spent at home hidden away recharging for another season, spring for me is a time to reconnect with friends and family and get outside. Like the flowers blooming, I’m stretching my arms and opening my heart up towards the sunshine.