Tuesday, January 26, 2016
After a few years of estrangement from my family - of missed birthdays and holidays - we have all been working very hard to mend the bridges.
Christmas was the first big step. "Grandma" went down and stayed for almost a week........... and it was (as I have told you before) the most amazing holiday.... lots of laughter and memories and love.
This past weekend was my eldest daughter's 40th birthday (GOD 40!!! it doesn't seem possible!! ) Youngest daughter planned and pulled together a surprise party .......... and I went down with my toothbrush ...........
It was an amazing time again - I didn't believe we could top Christmas with the laughter and teasing and fun - but we did !!! We are healing - and becoming a happy family again....... all of us are healing and mending bridges. And in my opinion THAT is the best gift we can give each other
AND of course I took my camera - mom the family photographer - the pest with the camera. But everyone just ignores me and lets me click away - both daughters tend to threaten me with "don't you dare post that to Facebook MOM!!" and I usually ignore them and do it anyway (cheeky grin) After all - it's a Mom's job to embarrass them right??
got a couple of pics to share - I am so proud of my daughters and the lives they are carving out for themselves............
I love this one - "sisters" laughing and teasing - sweetest music one can listen to in my humble opinion
there's something about this one that touches a chord in me...... it's a bit arty farty .... and it tells a story of my daughters..... it is a place in time I have always hoped for - shared moments between the two of them... laughter and love and sisterhood.
AND of course the whole party wouldn't be complete without the birthday cake!! homemade by youngest for eldest........
I am so proud of both of them - of their determination, strength and understanding - and especially of their open arms welcoming me back - loving me despite of the mistakes I made in the past ........ love is a very healing poultice
Life really is good !!