A reflective post this time...
These are photos of a quilt my beautiful mother has made... Her stitching is so perfect, unless you look very closely you may think it is machine done..
I like to think that I have inherited some of my values from my mother.... I know for certain that I have inherited her love of craft, her love of the garden, and making do...
Mothers are the place where love
And happiness rings out like bells
In honor or our birth.
Mothers are the sun that lights
For life our inner sky,
So we may know that we are loved
And need not question why.
Mothers are the moon that shines
Upon our black despair,
So even when we weep, we know
That someone's always there.
Whatever fear, or stress, or pain
Might them to anger move,
We know that underneath the storm
We have, always, their love.
~ Author Unknown ~
This week brings some sadness for my sister-in-law as she says goodbye to her mum. It has been a long journey with daughter becoming the carer, and taking over the 'mother' role in some at times, very trying circumstances..
She has been the most supportive daughter any mother could wish for...
I have to hold back from posting my thoughts on end of life care, as I am not sure that this is the right place to do this.. As a nurse, and a daughter my thoughts are quite strong, and maybe you are not ready to hear them... It is so important to discuss your own thoughts and wishes with your family though, so I have found a web address which covers the topic well..
And a new mother has just been made!
Congratulations Amy and Tim, friends of my daughter's, on the birth of your beautiful baby boy...
The circle of life goes on......