Monday, August 13, 2012

 
Cleaning out a dresser drawer, I came across this picture
of me and Amelia
The daughter who has been through so much this year
Soon, in a few weeks, it will be her 39th birthday
Where did those years go?
How did they slip away so quickly?
Back then I thought I could protect her from everything
or die trying
I still would like to spare her from life's unfairness
life's lessons
life's heartaches....she's my little girl
But, she is doing fine...so I guess those lessons
are worth learning
must be learned
As I learned mine

Love, the glue that holds it all together
binds us still


lesson today: don't start the week cleaning out drawers

32 comments:

  1. Hello Suz:
    What a lovely picture of mother and daughter. As time goes on we are all left, or so we believe, wondering where the years have gone. For this reason it is so important to value every hour of each day.

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    1. Jane and Lance, yes learning it over and over
      thank you for the visit today

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  2. And yet, by cleaning out drawers we find our past, and can appreciate all we have gone through.
    This is a precious moment of you and your Amelia!

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    1. Thank you Rosaria, a parent's life

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  3. I have a picture, almost identical of me and my Liz.
    She will turn 40 (!) in February.
    Yes, time does fly by so fast.

    She's adorable, your girl. Photo's like that are like tiny little miracles, taking you back there for just a moment. Even though they are hard sometimes, I think they make life sweeter.

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    1. So true Live....and I look into those eyes of that little girl in the photo and wish I could go back and be better

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  4. Being our childrens saviors, such a hard one to learn.
    No cleaning out drawers? Am I safe with just the pantry?

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  5. look at you both, so beautiful and young.
    your beauty has only grown
    as time has seasoned.
    your heart for your daughter
    is stunning:)
    -Jennifer

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    1. oh Jennifer, I have been thinking of you lately,keeping those prayers going for your little boy
      blessings to you

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  6. What a great "gift" to find in your drawer. When we measure the years by the growth of children, we realize that time passes so very quickly.

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    1. and you realize you're not 50 anymore either...:)

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  7. I have a feeling you had a lot to do with your daughter's strength .........

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    1. oh Helen, that was so nice of you to say...I could only hope.....When she was born my brother had just died.....we went through it together, only I am the only one who remembers it

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  8. Oh, Suz. This is beautiful. When you get a moment go to this Youtube song...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPtL3EoGfjQ&feature=related. It's called *If I Could* and it was originally done by Barbra Streisand, but Celine does a wonderful rendition of the song.
    I think that we all cry our children's tears. It's what a parents does. It never ends.

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    1. Oh Farmlady, now you know I cried my heart out...dripping tears all over my keyboard
      and my nose...no tissues in sight
      but I loved every minute of it
      thank you, my dear blogger friend
      So wonderful to know that I am not alone having these feelings about my children, especially my daughter, Amelia....but truly all of them
      If I only could
      But I can't cry your tears, but I would if I could
      Such a beautiful song

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  9. smiles....i would say you did your job and that is part of how she got where she is...cool picture....

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    1. I did my job
      yep
      the picture is faded like memory

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  10. So very true. Their hearts will break just like ours did.

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    1. oh ...I know
      and it has already
      doesn't make it any easier

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  11. Love this picture and this glimpse into your past and your family. Life is hard, love is the only thing that gets us through...

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  12. Suz, I love this. Beautiful. Amelia, another one of my most favorite names. So many similarities. I have photos like this, we mothers are a fierce and tender bunch, aren't we? I am so glad your little girl is doing well.

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    1. fierce indeed
      and tender- absolutely

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  13. Not easy Suz, but you are still there in her corner when she needs you.

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    1. oh not easy at all
      sometimes the hardest is saying nothing..
      Has your son arrived yet at his destination?

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  14. Love is everything, Suz, thanks for reminder.

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  15. from you she got exactly what she needed - well done!

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  16. Love the glue..it's a beautiful one only when it's working it's magic...life is the most persistent of all the teachers I have known, it shall teach till it's sure the lesson has been grasped and once done it will begin another lesson :)

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