10/15/13

Mother, Daughter, Friends

 

Can I have permission to write about mothers and daughters in October instead of waiting until May?

 

Thank you!  I promise not to get too sappy.

The relationship of mommy and daughter, more often then not, is complicated.

When daughters are teens, mothers want to fast forward to get to the day their relationship becomes an enriching friendship.

“Forget about fast forward” say the daughters …. “we just want to get away from mom……..FAST!”

They use this  phrase a lot. “ I love my mother but………………………………..…..”. And they never run out of new words to fill in the blanks.

 

Happy to report, my daughters are all out of their teens and we are now enjoying sweet friendships.

There are frequent phone calls and a juggling of schedules to make face to face time. There is always plenty of girl talk while we hike, bike, sing,shop, etc.

I know how fortunate I am and thank God for the blessing of all of my daughter’s friendship.

And I hurt for those mothers whose relationship with their adult daughters hasn’t made it to the friendship status.

 

Fall  brings back memories of  day trips to nearby mountains. We would ooh and ah at the leaf color, stop for lunch or plan for a picnic.

 

And the exciting trip to the Pumpkin patch farm was the highlight of the trip.

 

With a zillion pumpkins to choose from, it could take awhile to find the “one” or sometimes the “ones.”

Busy schedules and distance have made it impossible to have these Mother/daughter trips every year.

But this year one of my daughters and I put everything on hold one Saturday and took our fall trip to the mountains.

This time we didn’t shop for pumpkins, we went to one of our favorite shopping places for home decor.

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Although it’s fall……. Christmas is not far behind.

Christmas trees beautifully  displayed at Day in the country

 

 

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Lots of pumpkins ……… and more.

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Oh what fun it is to ride………

 

 

Daughter and I shared a cup of boiled peanuts and snacks outside a bakery while we took turns talking and listening.

That’s what very good friends do!

 

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All gone. Just like our day.  Over too quickly       Crying face

 

Mother/Daughter day in October… A good tradition!