Friday, March 16, 2012

Celebrating March Break With Mom & Daughters

It's Friday, the last day of March Break.  The girls and I have had an awesome week filled with sunshine, fun and adventures.  If you're a regular reader of my blog, you probably already know that my Mother came to spend the March Break with us.  She has been staying with us every March Break since we left Toronto and moved to Barrie; four consecutive years now.  She left for home, early this morning, back to her daily life waiting for her in Toronto. 

As usual, we loved having my Mom stay with us for a few days.  How I treasure these special times we spend together.  However, the day she leaves is always a melancholy day for both of us.   It's just so difficult to say goodbye.  It would be so much easier to stay in bed and let her leave without saying goodbye, but how could I not bid her farewell?  I choose to face it straight on and think of all the good times we shared, because those memories supersede the sad goodbyes.

These are my mother's hands; the giving hands of my dear Mom.

And here she is, Rosa, my Mom.  Every time she comes to visit, she gladly mends our clothing items that need fixing.  She is responsible for most of the mending and sewing of buttons at our house.  I am spoiled, and because of this, I am plain useless with a needle and thread.

  This photo of the girls and my Mom was taken on Tuesday.  We went thrift shop browsing that afternoon and then we went for a walk by Lake Simcoe, in downtown Barrie.  If you look closely, you can see the lake behind the trees.

We were blessed with a wonderful weather week.  Temperatures were mild and Spring-like and most of our days were filled with sunshine and blue skies! 


Annabel wearing her newly mended top and new tutu!

A brisk, early morning walk to our local coffee shop.  And guess what?  We heard robins chirping!

Last night, the girls made a special card for my Mom to take home with her today. 

I found this sweet poem about Mothers and Daughters.  I loved it and I thought you would enjoy reading it also...

Moms and Daughters

by Anonymous

You can see it in their eyes,
in tender hugs and long good-byes,
a love that only moms and daughters know.

You can see it in their smiles,
through passing years and changing styles,
a friendship that continually seems to grow.

You can see it in their lives,
the joy each one of them derives,
in just knowing that the other one is there...

To care and to understand,
lend an ear or hold a hand,
and to celebrate the memories they share.

Stay tuned for my next post.  I'll be sharing this week's visit to the Maple Syrup Farm!  It was way too much for just one post. 

Although it already feels like Spring here, I am looking forward to its official arrival in just four days!  Isn't that exciting?  Enjoy the beautiful weekend and count your blessings!  xoxo


  1. Beautiful pictures, beautiful thoughts, beautiful girls. Now hope you had Nuno take a picture of YOU and your mom? So glad you had sunshine! xo

    1. Thank you so much, JoEllen! Unfortunately, we didn't get a picture together, as I am usually the happy girl snapping photos of everyone and everything. lol xo

  2. Ahhh I'm filled with sweet happy sighs reading that. SO happy for you to be in your wonderful loving family and for your mom to have you to visit. So Sweet!

  3. What a wonderful week you shared, my sweet friend. I know the pain of parting well...but it's a testament to how much we love our families that we hate to leave them! The girls look so sweet & happy with their grandma. Darling post xoxo ps - I can't sew either!!

    1. Thank you, dear Rachel! I know you can relate. There's another thing we share - the inability to sew! LOL! Happy Mother's Day Sunday!! xo

  4. Beautiful Rosinda...I loved every word, every ,every picture and the wonderful and so true poem:)
    I enjoyed and cherished every moment with you, Nuno,my cup cakes and Buddy Boy:)
    As you said it's always so hard to say good bye... I tried not to cry, but I couldn't control myself and I was sad the whole day...I'm feeling much better now:) After all I have you all in my heart and mind 24 hours a day. I love you all so very much. Hugs and kisses to you, Nuno, Anita and Annabel. XOXOO

    1. You, too, are always in my heart! I'm glad you're feeling better...I am too. Have a wonderful day, Mom! Love you! xoxo

  5. Oh Rosinda...what a wonderful visit!!! I LOVE to mend everyone's clothes, too, so I truly enjoyed seeing your mom doing that, too. Usually, I'm mending dog toys!! gotta make 'em last, you know!!

    It sounds like you girls had a wonderful few days worth of blessed you all are to have each other.... so wonderful!!!

    Your mom is a cutie---tell her she can come visit here, too!!! xoxo

  6. Ah, you KNOW this touched my heart. xoxo