Unfortunately, I didn't get any crafting done today because I didn't start the day feeling too well. Later, this afternoon, my aunt called and asked me to pick up and bring her some Ensure. I was so annoyed but I didn't refuse her, and I'm so glad I didn't!!! What an amazing evening this turned out to be!!! I'll tell you why. But, first I have something to show you, here's one of my graduation pictures... ohhh, about some 40+ years ago! Reaally!!! Take a look and don't you dare laugh:
Now the reason this day became so important is because although my aunt really did want the Ensure, she'd also decided to give me 2 pictures of my mother when she was younger that I'd never seen before. She told me she knew if I'd seen them sooner I would have begged for them and that she wasn't ready earlier to part with them; she thought it was now a good time to pass them on to me. This is my mom's graduation picture:
I don't think I'm going to stop crying for the rest of the evening! My family is notat all particular about having pictures taken of themselves, therefore, family pictures are far and few between. So, this is just a blessing and a surprise to me that these actually existed, and that they now belong to me!!! Oh, I have a few pictures of my mom but all (except one) of them were taken after I was born -- and I think I took them, so these are very precious indeed! Maybe I'm bias but I think she was just beautiful younger as she was young!!! My mother was only 42 when she passed away.
The reason I put my graduation picture here along with my mom's is because I wanted to share a very tender moment with the rest of my family/friends, and also because I guess now I'm going to have to force myself to make a scrapbook in memory of my mom!!! This is the best Christmas, New Year, Valentine present wrapped-up-in-one that my aunt could have given me.
Now, and the most important reason for posting my graduation picture, my picture has been tucked away and hidden too -- in my piano bench. I'm going to take out allllll the pictures I have of myself and make certain I share them with everyone I love! I was fortunate to be here when my aunt decided to let them go; I won't take that chance with my loved ones!
Thank you for dropping in to share this with me.