Monday, May 11, 2009


it was the perfect mother's day.
felt close to each one of these apes.
it was way cool.

there was a moment that put every moment
of the day in perspective for me.

at one point, i sat in josh's studio
and he showed me an email exchange he
had with a guy who lost his mom a few
years ago.

his mom was one of the heads of our
homeschooling group and she just took
to josh the moment she met him. they
had a really cool relationship. there
were some moving stories that happened
between her and josh as she went thru
her final stages of leukemia. there was
one moment i witnessed between them that
i will never forget.

and hers was the first up close and
personal death that josh experienced.

as i sat and read this exchange between
my son and hers, the tears came to my eyes.

i thought of how much it would mean to this
woman to know josh reached out to her son.
and her son's response was equally as

two young men with such good hearts.
one mom who was sorely missed, and one
mom lucky enough to be here to watch.

the day had already been everything i could
have asked for.
that just was the topper in reminding me
to hold it gently.

and gratefully.


Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful!
And yes, we ALL have so much for which to be grateful.


AlmightyHeidi said...

Heart wrenching...
I hope you had a great mothers day.