This months One Word Challenge the Sisters are giving us one word and we will all focus on that word. It is beautiful. I am excited about the possibilities, not only for my own photography but to see what others come up with. There is one thing that I have learned after rubbing virtual elbows with so many artists is that everything is up for interpretation. What may be beautiful to me, may not be beautiful to you. I am going to kick off a picture that is just that!
As your kids grow older they are away from you more and more. My daughter traveled for basketball this weekend and while she was there she came down with a bad cold. I talked to her on Thursday and I could hear it in her voice, she was sick. My hearts first reaction was to hurt, I could not help it. I am the mom and I am the one to take care of MY kids when they are ill. Then the next reaction was to pull it together because this girl still has to endure sleeping on a gym floor for the night and play another game the following afternoon. So we did what my husband calls a “Cowboy UP” (we are from Wyoming) and we stayed with the positive and ignored the cold.
While she was away I listened to her games on the radio and when they are over I text her, so that I am right there to congratulate her on her game. Don’t you just love technology??? I always ask her to call me when as soon as she can. Well this night I get a call from another mother because my daughter had lost her voice. Ouch! She had one more night away and then she would be home. I had to look at the positive.
She arrived this afternoon looking like she was ready to fall over and pass out. Her eyes were droopy and she could hardly talk. My husband and I gave her luvies (hugs) and she told us about her weekend. The feeling of rest I felt just to have her home was wonderful. I started cleaning up and doing some things and I walked into the living room to find her laying on the couch with her feet propped up eating a yogurt. Her brother in the other couch as they watched a program on the tv together. Nothing is more beautiful to me than that.