Sunday, July 3, 2011

mother love

Images from yesterday at low tide.

A couple of days ago, someone dialed a wrong number and left a voice message on my cell phone not intended for me. It happens from time to time; I’m sure you get them, too. This one made me ache; it was a long message from a mother to her adult daughter, at once up beat and newsy, and filled with want, and loneliness; with ‘I’m sure you’re busy, but if you have a minute sometime, I’d love to hear from you.’

At church today, during the prayers of the people someone said a beautiful, eloquent prayer for her adult daughter in her last month of her pregnancy. She prayed that her daughter, who was feeling large and slow, would feel a lightness of heart.

7 comments:

life without mathematics said...

How large are our Mother Hearts. What a wonderous capacity they have for love, love and more love. Even when, sadly, it may not be as reciprocated as we'd like. PS Look like the Summer you had been preparing for has arrived! Enjoy!!

KPiep said...

Makes me wish I had a better relationship with my own mother....

vicki archer said...

Such a lovely reflection and something we mothers can really understand...xv

Christina said...

so, so very beautiful, lecia.
xoxo

Nicola said...

your words made me cry.
and i love low tide.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you, friends.

Bunny Terry from NM said...

Well, I was just skimming through your blog and your lovely pictures, but when I read this last entry, it moved me to tears. Thank you for that. I miss my (barely) grown daughter (who is away at college) so much some days that I would eat nails to have her in my kitchen, drinking a cup of tea and sharing her adventures with me. Let's say a quick prayer for all the mothers and daughters out there.

Please feel free to take a look at my blog at www.ilovenewmexicoblog.com. I sure wish my photos were as well done as your's. . .I'm really going to have to get a better camera and BE a better photographer.