Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I were enjoying a snack and reminiscing. We were reminiscing about our moms, both of whom we loved so dearly, and miss so very much. We talked about my mom, whose birthday was yesterday... How I wish she had been given a chance to meet him, and to know what a good man I would be spending the rest of my life with. She didn't get that chance - to meet him personally, that is - but I think she knows. She was so beautiful, and a sweet and gentle spirit, with so much love, and many prayers every day, for all her children and her grandchildren.
We laughed about memories that we share of his mom - how on one of our visits to see her in San Jose, California, we accidentally caught her in her bedroom enjoying her chocolates, which she kept hidden in a drawer in her dresser, so as not to have to share them! She was so animated when she spoke and shared stories. How she loved her clothes and especially her shoes! She cut corners where she could to get that next pair of shoes! And how she loved her sweet baby boy with the blond hair & blue eyes... Seeing her baby boy always brought such joy to her face!
His mom eventually moved to Utah, and one visit to see her, I knew in my heart that it would be our last visit with her. I took my camera with me, and as she and her baby boy visited wth one another, I took a number of pictures of them together... talking... smiling... laughing... and shedding a few tears... all the while with her hand clasped in his hands. These were very beautiful and bittersweet moments, that I wanted to capture and preserve forever for my husband, and for his daughters.
This is one of the images I captured that day.
This is the same image, edited into more of an artistic piece. I had the image printed on metal for my husband, and for each of his daughters. We all love and miss you, Dorothea Jones Larsen!
And I miss you terribly, Mom (Rosalina), and love you with all of my heart!