Sunday, April 14, 2013

Reflections

These reflections caught my attention early this morning.  Still water is a lovely place to find the mirror images.  With just the right light one can see them well.

They not only exist in nature.  They are also found in a relationship. 


Today we celebrated my mother's 75th birthday.   It was a special occasion with all of us gathered around the dinner table.  Laughter, gentle teasing, talk of local happenings, and opinions on various issues made the conversation rich.

For a moment I pondered how much my mother's reflection could be seen in all of our lives.   Her gentle goodness, love and generosity shines a wonderful light into each of us.   The life she has so richly shared with her family is reflected back in the love we have for her.

Time moves swiftly.

I heard Mom say "I don't know how I got to be 75."   I had the answer .   She got there by loving us each and every day in her special way.   

Bless you for letting me share my day's reflections!   Have a wonderful evening.     

23 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Harmony Hills Mom!
    Beautiful post, absolutely beautiful

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  2. Beautiful thoughts about your mother Debbie! Best wishes for your Mom on her birthday!

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  3. Congratulations on your mother and many happy returns ! I can follow your mothers thought, you know, getting 75 normally happens to others LOL, but time really just flows by, you forget about the numbers...and all of a sudden your 75 ! How could it happen ?! I'm not there yet at all, butt I do realize that time moves faster and faster. xx

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  4. What a wonderful reminder of how valuable our mothers are. Mine is getting a little frail and lives far away. I have been thinking of her quite often recently and hoping I get to spend much more time with her.

    Lovely reflections - both the image and the thoughts.

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  5. Oh, happy birthday to your mom, Debbie. My mom will be 72 on the 18th. Time just flies by way too quickly. I wish I'd stopped to smell the roses even back when I was a kid.

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  6. A most joyous birthday wish for your mom, Deb!!! And wonderful reflections on all counts. Today my 'baby' turns 37 -- I can't imagine how he got that old either!!! LOL

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  7. What a wonderful post! Happy birthday to your mom.

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  8. How very lovely! You are so blessed to have such a warm, loving family :)

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  9. Debbie~A lovely post and tribute to your mom-thank you for letting the world know how much you love your mom!

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  10. Beautiful picture and Beautiful words Debbie. Happy 75th to your mom! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  11. beautiful photos and great words,debbie.
    Happy 75th to your mom.
    have a nice evening,
    regina

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  12. Happy birthday to your mother. And thanks for sharing your reflections on life with us.

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  13. What a lovely way to write a tribute to your mom.Very loving♥

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  14. Many happy returns to your Mom Debbie and what a beautiful reflective way to honour her. Time does fly so quickly. My Mum is 86 next week and I too have no idea how we got to be the ages we are now. Like you, I try to savour and enjoy every moment. xx

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  15. Wonderful memories for you. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. A beautiful post! Thank you for sharing. Bonnie

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  17. Lovely post Debbie and I'm sure your mom appreciate each and every visit to her. I've got the great joy of having my mom living with my husband and I. There are so many precious moments to share together. Have a good day! :)

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  18. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and words with us. I am sure she is reflected in all of you. Enjoy your time together.

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  19. Wonderful moments and you will be so happy that you had them. My mother passed away 20 years ago and I miss her so much. I still find myself talking to her saying, "well what do you think mom?".I have wonderful memories.

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  20. Oh, sweet Pixie ~ I know I have said it before, but it is so true...you are so blessed to still have your Mom and Dad! Please give your Mom a big belated-Birthday hug from your Missouri friend...I am so behind, but am vowing to get caught up with blogging and visiting!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!
    Hugs,
    Anne ♥

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  21. My mother is 87, bless her sweet heart. How fortunate we are to have enjoyed our dear mother's love and goodness for so long. May your mom live many more years!

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  22. What a beautiful post! You are so lucky to have your Mom, what a blessing!
    Hugs and happiness, Diane

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