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Saturday, April 07, 2007

In her Easter Azaleas

I am pretty sure that this is the first Easter my azaleas were in full bloom. Hopefully they will hold on through the next few nights. We even had a few snow flakes this morning but it's clear now. Tonight is supposed to get down into the twenties so I'll have to be sure to pick a bunch of flowers today in case they are hit hard. Tomorrow is Easter and it's not unusual for it to be cold on Easter but what is unusual is to have so much in bloom. We always have early bloomers in March and early April but at the risk of sounding like a broken record, even later bloomers have unfurled way ahead of schedule this year. I took some photographs of my daughter in the Azalea bushes a few days ago which show just how enormous they are. My daughter and I have hit our groove living together as adults, now that she'll be off to school again. Isn't it always like that. Once a period of time is close to ending, it's easy to begin to appreciate it. Don't get me wrong. I was happy my daughter decided to come home for the gap semester in between graduating for college in December and as it's turning out, beginning Law School in May. I was glad we had some time together, but it's bound to be an adjustment when an adult child and parent live together. I think we've both started to appreciate each other more as well as to appreciate our time together more, now that it's nearing an end. I am so proud of her, not only because of her academic acomplishments but also because of the kind hearted part of who she is. It's also fun to see her embark on the beginning of her life as an adult with so many interests and goals. I am truly blessed. I do find myself increasingly aware of that and able to let go more and more of what's beyond my control. I find the more I let go the happier I am. I don't mean that I don't want to control what I can. There are some things we have to fight for and work towards and research. There are times when it's important to understand what's happening but there are other times when letting go and simply being . . . is the best feeling of all.

2 comments:

sue said...

I am so glad you have had this time together with Judith. I also can relate to having an adult child in the house..we often do things differently and that can create some frustrations. Saying that, I think in so many ways they are simply extensions of us..What I've discovered is that I see myself or my husband in each one of our daughters..the good and the bad..ah, never MY bad..lol Letting go is difficult but I understand fully the sense of relief it brings..it helps us to live our lives more fully without the added responsibility that is no longer ours. I let go of my kids but it doesn't mean I don't worry about what they are doing or not doing or, more specifially, doing MY way. hahahaha I love your photos as always and am amazed how much Judith looks just like you. Gorgeous trees in bloom and all I can do is sneeze at the thought. hahahha We have so many trees with white blossoms that I am learning are the allergy culprit around here..no wonder I have to keep running to the drug store to get allergy relief..Advil Sinus/Allergy works great for me but I can only buy one box at a time and it's hard to find...one box at a time because fools have figured how to make meth with it and sell it and die from it..makes me so angry. I better not get on that soapbox..another day, another time. lol It's time to live and enjoy our lives...as always, sue

King (Kathie) said...

Carver,

I want an (adult) daughter!!! I have a great relationship with my son but I know it's not the same as having a daughter.

Your daughter looks beautiful and happy. As usual, your photos take my breath away.

Stay Strong

King (Kathie)
Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets