I was a single mom for most of the time my children were growing up. I raised two beautiful daughters. It was not always easy, but the three of us became very close. Our family has grown now. I've added a husband, two son-in-laws, and four wonderful grandchildren. All of these additions have added immensely to the richness of my life, but there are times I achingly miss just the three of us, my daughters and I, just sitting and talking.
What you had with your daughters was special. But to hear how you could grow your love to encompass your daughters' love for their partners, is even more special. Maybe more mum and daughter (me-you) times are needed? Nice to hear from you Jo.
I miss "The Sunshine in Their Laughter." When my children were little they laughed every day, all through the day. Giggles and squeals, delightful and devilish, they filled any atmosphere with the sunshine from their laughter. It was catching and distracting in the most wonderful way. I miss it, but I can still hear it.
@ Karena, I hate to reappear, but there is just something special about that rose photo that you posted. I cannot define it. Nor can I explain the photo's attraction, but there is definitely something about that rose that speaks to me. And I am taking a great risk by confessing this to you for I know that there are those who think that I am not in the same time frame as they are, but I cannot help it.
@ threekeys, Amazing work, my friend. I had an old house that my family and I lived in about 20 + years ago and in front of our house was the prettiest volunteer rose bush that these eyes have ever seen (until I viewed your rose). The bush never failed to produce and bloom--each spring the front of our house was always a source of magnetism. Just appreciating you and your rose.