I lost my mother almost three decades ago. I wonder what she'd think of my life today. It's different from anything that she could have imagined. She was a city dweller who loved Paris more than anywhere. I had the privilege of a mother-daughter trip to Paris while she was still alive so I saw the world that she loved so much. I have a lot of her in me but I have lost any love of cities.
I started my day at sunrise riding my snow bike with Shyla, sharing the forest with the moose and the mountain lions. I visualize my mother shaking her head in disbelief.
I ended my day hiking on our trails with the Labraduo.
Then, the Duo and I stood in the freezing cold air with a finger-numbing wind out of the west watching the sky light up at sunset. My mother was an avid photographer so she might have understood why I stood there getting colder and colder, waiting for the sunset to reach its most vivid color.
Your mother was clearly a wise and wonderful woman. I live one and a half hours from Paris by train but I to have lost my love for cities, even that one.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful advice. Another example of how words can feed the soul and make such a difference in a person's life.ReplyDelete
I think your Mother would be thrilled that you have a happy life! We're losing any fondness for cities too.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful sunrise, and what a beautiful person your Mother must have been!ReplyDelete
It's amazing how mothers and daughters can be so different. And yet there are those things in which we are so similar. Our human g-ma has been gone a long time too.ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
Wonderful words from your Mum, and to follow your heart, and live each day as you do is for some us a dream we cannot imagine would ever be true. My Mum, she would be so amazed at my machine, as she began her sewing with a treadle machine, the instant communication with emails, Facebook Messenger, seeing photos from abroad, having wonderful friends with their blogs, and not having to write letters and wait ages for the post to arrive. I have a lot of my Mum in myself too, and more so as I grow older.ReplyDelete
Your mother was very wise. I think she would be proud of the life you've made, even if she didn't share the same interests. My Mom has been gone almost 20 years now. I got my love of the outdoors, gardening, and enjoying birds from her, and I wish she could see the beautiful place we live now. I know she'd love it.ReplyDelete
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets
Don't really like visiting cities much. Too many tall buildings. They all look alike these days, however, love the OLD sections. It's great to have wonderful memories of parents.ReplyDelete
We think that your mom would be so proud of you and the life that you love. What a spectacular sunset!ReplyDelete
Your Mom would be very proud of you. I so get it. I'm not a city person at all but my husband is and I love him enough to give him that. I lived in rural areas for 30 years, so I can do a few years in the city, before I retire and we get a weekend place out where its wild.ReplyDelete
It is clear that you had a wonderful mother, and what a shame that you lost her so many years ago. But we can see that you learned a lot from her. She must be very proud of the wonderful human you are.ReplyDelete
That is wonderful. She would be proud of you and your love of the way you live your life.ReplyDelete
Your mum was right. Well done on a life well lived in nature with two adorables.ReplyDelete
Wonderful post, KB! I also lost my birth mother when I was just a toddler and wonder now what she might think of me. I wind up believing that they love us greatly and will someday come to us (to take us to the next world). Just as we sometimes ache for them, they also ache for us!ReplyDelete
Following our hearts is the only way we can be true to ourselves and others. You've done a good job. Your mother would be proud.ReplyDelete
Beautiful post KB, and you do follow your heart.ReplyDelete