Lately it seems I’ve been surrounded by mothers and daughters and soap.
Last weekend I blogged about Brittany and her mom Christine. This past Friday night, I traveled into NYC to help Marla of Back Porch Soap teach a soap making class. There were 2 sets of mother-daughter soapers in the group. And on Saturday, Mom and daughter Tara and Mallory from Amadeus Aromatherapy booked a private class with me.
I guess it’s only natural that I’ve been thinking of my own mother and daughter. I was able to FaceTime with Elaine Saturday night. I watched her with her baby. He’s such a happy boy and I love that he recognizes me on the phone and laughs when he sees me. I went to visit my mother on Sunday. We watched The Golden Girls and Reba on TV. My mom tapes them during the week and my sisters and I go over to watch with her. I forgot how funny those shows are.
This week I’m grateful all the mothers and daughters I’ve met through soap, but I’m especially grateful for my mother and daughter.
I’m grateful my mom is adjusting to life without my dad. I know it isn’t easy for her at all. She has bad days, but she also has good days. I’m grateful she has a good attitude and is a strong woman. She taught me life lessons as I was growing up and I learn quite a bit from her still.
I’m grateful for my daughter. I miss her, she lives a few hours away from me. She also has a good attitude and is a strong woman. I don’t know if I could have moved to another state after college to start my life. I learn from watching her too.
What are you grateful for this week?
Yours in Gratitude,
Sharon McLaughlin MD FACS says
I am always inspired when I read your posts. They are personal and heart warming.
Angela Carillo says
Thank for commenting Sharon. I think gratitude is best when it’s simple and personal.
Donna DeRosa says
Even though my mother was suffering with dementia, she always recognized me over FaceTime. For that I’m grateful.
Angela Carillo says
It’s so difficult to be far away from family, especially when someone is sick. I’m happy FaceTime gave you the ability to connect with your mom.