Saturday, January 5, 2013

Remembering


While we have not had any really severe winter weather yet here in Georgia, we have had a number of freezing nights and frosty mornings. 

Despite the cold temperatures, hollowing winds and numerous rain storms that have plagued us off and on throughout December and into January, this delicate rose decided to share a couple of blooms a few days before Christmas. It’s the only one in my rose garden that shows any sign of life at the moment.

Just this week have the blooms begun to turn a bit brown around the edges. I know I should deadhead them, but I can’t seem to do away with their lovely beauty just yet.

To me the roses are a reminder that beauty comes into our lives at the most unusual times and can leave very quickly without warning. Treasure the love ones in your life for you know not have long you may have with them.

Sorry to be a bit melodramatic today, but this is the 19th anniversary of my mother’s death. I just want to stress the importance of enjoying every moment you have with those you love and not to put off all those things you intend to do with them saying we’ll do it tomorrow or next week. A few minutes shared with them now, here and there, will have even greater meaning later on for the memories it created instead of the empty wishes for what you should have done.

Remembering a loving mother who taught me the joy of reading and shared with me her love of books.

18 comments:

  1. Hi Mason - I hope you have a peaceful day with your thoughts and those lovely memories - especially the books she introduced you too and that joy of reading ..

    With thoughts - Hilary

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  2. Hope your day is a good one. Good memories last us a life time.

    Dru

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  3. Hilary, thank you. Having lost your own mother a short time ago, I know you understand how important sharing that time with your loved one is. Hope you have a peaceful day as well.

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  4. Dru, thank you. You are so right about the memories. That's what makes life easier.

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  5. How poignant and lovely, Mason. And oh so true. We tend to take those closest to us for granted sometimes when we should be gracing them every moment with our love and light.
    Karen

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  6. Karen, what a beautiful sentiment and oh so true.

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  7. What a lovely post and the rose is so significant. My mother died 18 years ago. As we get older, I think we feel the loss more because there's so much we didn't say.
    I hope you have some lovely memories to look back on.
    Ann

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  8. Ann, I agree we feel the loss more as we age. I know now that I should have listened better when she was telling me things such as family history. But then I thought I had all the time in the world to listen. Hope you have lovely memories of your mother as well.

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  9. Mason - What a lovely tribute. Your mother would have been so proud, I am sure, of what a wonderful person you've become.

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  10. Margot, thank you for such kind words. I strive to be someone she would be proud of.

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  11. Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
    Horace

    Take care.

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  12. Mason, this IS a lovely tribute to your mother. Although, I don't know your face, I do know your heart and it is wonderful. Your mama would be proud.

    T

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  13. Wendy, that's a very inspiring quote, thanks. That's a good one to keep as a reminder.

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  14. Teresa, thank you for such sweet words. I can only hope she would be.

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  15. So true. We should spend time with our loved ones NOW! But enjoy sweet memories of your mother....

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  16. I am sorry today brings sad memories.
    I think that rose bloomed for a reason.

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  17. Ann, spending time with our loved ones is so important it makes those sweet memories that help us later in life.

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  18. Alex, the memories are a mixture of sad and happy. I think you may be right about the rose.

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