August was always a month of celebration, I was born on the 6th of the month in 1966 and married on the 22nd in 1986. However when my fabulous Mother died on the 9th of August in 2013 I felt like the life had been sucked out of me. And most certainly did not feel like celebrating. As the years have ticked on I have found I miss her more each day. The telephone rings first thing in the morning and I still expect it to be my Ma. My heart aches, I yearn to sit and chat and share a story or two like we always did. There is so much I want to tell her and the best place to do this is having a blether and a walk in the sunshine.
On Saturday I took a walk in the sunshine. I walked 100 yards from our house in the beautiful sunshine. Walked my Labrador Bella up the garden and let her run free in the field. I admired the beautiful field of everlasting flowers. I sat in the field looked at the stunning carpet of purple. Dancing were several rogue vibrant red poppies. Swaying back and forth, on looking at them if one had a vivid imagination such as mine they look like they are chatting on the dance floor. As I sat I thought of Mum, she would never want me to be sad. Think happy thoughts she would say. Smile and the world smiles with you. On the last day of her life she said to me I will never leave you and I believe her. I still feel her love.
I also feel her love through my beautiful grandchildren. They are very happy loving funny children. Our grandchildren most certainly keep me going and help me all my daily battle. I can now understand how my mother fought so hard when she was diagnosed with lung cancer and struggled on even in the darkest days. The shrieking laughter, the fingerprints on the glass cabinets they leave behind. The little stories they read to you are such a tonic.
I enjoy most of my time with my amazing labradors, very rarely there isn’t a dog at my feet. Bella was on the walk with me on Saturday. We look after our dogs and make sure they get well fed and appropriate supplements. One such supplement is Premium Omega Oil Capsules. You can buy them from Amazon and get them delivered straight to your door. I give both my labradors these super supplements. It comes in an easy to use pump and keeps their skin and coat in great condition. Buddy and Bella love the taste so its so easy to give.
There are many days I am shattered. Would I have life any other way? No not at all.
Have a grand day everyone. And thanks ever so much for taking the time to read this short blog post.
4 replies to “A walk in the sunshine”
Today I am celebrating my Mom’s 100th birthday although technically she died in 2017. Still a shock when I remember something I want to tell or ask her and realize I can’t after 94 years of her being available to me.
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It is so difficult that we can’t physically share our stories yet comforting that we feel we can talk to our loved ones.
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Reblogged this on Mom's Thoughts: Just sharing Some of Our Dear Mom's Favourite Thoughts and commented:
“One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? ….”
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