10.19.2008

Celebration Weekend

I think this past weekend was what we all needed.

Dad, Michelle, Don and I, along with my godparents and their kids came down for a weekend of bonfires, food, tears, stories, hugs and laughs to celebrate my mum's amazing life and legacy.

An appropriate weekend, as today would have marked my parents 43rd wedding anniversary.

Though we cried and hugged, we also laughed and ate, stoked fires and teased each other, snorted inappropriately and roasted marshmallows, truly embracing our family - unconventional and geographically far at times, but able to get together for two days of shared smiles.

We miss you, Mum, so much it aches, but it was so good to remember you and your beautiful smile with all of us together.

Part of the "outdoor gallery" of favorite pictures of Mum...

Smiling Times

Hanging out by the fire...

Chatting

Mesmerizing blaze...

October 18

Hugs and tears...

No Blacha!

Pink flowers for our pink lady...

Pretty in Pink...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you were able to have a lovely and loving weekend with your family to celebrate your wonderful "mum." Hugs to you, Pat (faithful reader)