10.30.2006

Treasured Moments


Today was difficult. A day of denial. I have cried three times. I am positive that tomorrow will be worse as I say goodbye to my dad, mom and my great Aunt Jane. At 12:40 pm our time here, they will board their plane headed 4000 miles away to North Carolina. I will come clean and tell you that I did not take one picture today. As I sit here, I know that fact makes it "almost" impossible for me to have a Photo of the Day today (but between you and me...I never really liked rules...). I decided to post a picture that gave me some joy. I took this of my mother while we were in Paris. I caught her laughing and she didn't see my camera until I had already snapped it. And I think she looks happy and beautiful...I love it. I long for her to see herself the way I see her. This time has been so sweet and I am so grateful for it. Together, we have seen so many things, shared a lot of laughs and reconnected on so many levels. They will be missed dearly. I know that many of you are praying for my peace of mind as my family leaves and I appreciate it...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU ANNA.
SIS

Mr.Ay-z said...

What a beautiful smile from a lovely lady. Cheer up girl, I'm starting to like your blog

Anna said...

Thanks...I will tell her you said so...

kenju said...

Anna, your mom is a beautiful person, inside and out. She smiles all the time and her smile is beatific and healing to many people. I know you will miss all your family, but they will only be separated from you in body - certainly not in spirit. I know you will long for her, but I will be glad to have her back home.

Kathy said...

You won't be aware of the strenghth that their visit gave you until you need it...Like today.
Hugs and Kisses

bluemountainmama said...

oh, how i can relate, though i don't live across the ocean from my family. i cry almost every time my family leaves or when i have to go home after visiting them. i guess it's a testament to the bond there! i know motherskylark feels the same- london's a far cry from the blue ridge of nc. glad to meet you, too! are you a wh'er also?