This is still one of my all time favorite images I have ever taken. I don't know why, there's nothing extraordinary about it, and I've even featured it here on my blog before.
I think it may have something to do with Mother's Day fast approaching that makes me feel connected to all creatures who are mothers. And this year we are once again gifted with a nesting pair of bluebirds in our backyard box. The female bluebird is steadfast in her quest to turn those 3 tiny blue eggs into successful young bluebirds, and later, productive adults...not unlike ourselves as we raise our young.
My own mother will have been gone 10 years this August, and though I fair well with it 99% of the time, I can't help but think of what a wonderful influence she was on me in so many ways, and how I wish she could see the things I've accomplished, both personally and professionally. I know that she can see me and my accomplishments, I feel her all around me, but to pick up the phone and be able to tell her that I'm older and wiser now, that I get some of the things about her that would, on occasion, drive me batty, would be priceless.
We sometimes take things for granted, like being able to tell someone how much they mean to you, or even how much they drive you crazy! The assumption is that that can wait until later, but often it can't. My mother was fiercely loyal, a worrier by nature, and someone who would have laid down her life for any one of her children...these are just some of the traits I inherited from her. I am also too mouthy for my own good sometimes, opinionated, and a bit overbearing...also some traits I can attribute to her...but ones I cherish none the less.
I stumbled across this wonderful video tonight as I was surfing for nothing in particular, though somehow I think I was meant to see it, meant to share it! I know it's a few days too early, but then again waiting until Sunday may just be too late, so I want to wish each of you who have taken on the demands, the worry, the sleepless nights, but most of all, the indescribable joy of being a mother a very Happy Mother's Day! It's not a job that everyone wants or that some should tackle, but it is the most important position I have or will ever hold!
You can watch the video by clicking HERE as it won't let me embed it!