Wednesday, May 24, 2006

company ...



my mother, who lives 2 hours away ... and my aunt, who lives 2 minutes away, came to visit yesterday ... they are 2 very important women in my life ... it was wonderful to have them BOTH here ... even our timid feline stayed close to them ... purring, reclining near their feet, generally being a nuisance ... usually he hides somewhere when company comes - not this time!

after my mom checked out our new rental digs (she hadn't seen the house yet) ... we headed back to my aunt's place where there was some yummy grub to chow down on ...

during the visit, i quietly observed these 2 women who i love so much ... i noted the physical aging that is slowing them both down ... and i remembered times of laughter and teasing in days long ago ...

i am truly thankful that both of them are women of faith ...


it was a sweet day of visiting ... thank you Lord!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There is ... nothing to suggest that mothering cannot be shared by several people. - H.R. Schaffer

19 comments:

Catherine said...

I'm glad you got to spend some time with two of your favorite women! Treasure every moment.

**hugs**

Michael said...

So lovely.
I see blessing come around.

Take Care
Michael

Jammie J. said...

Having beautiful women in our lives is very important. I'm glad you live so close to your aunt. :)

Maggie Ann said...

What a precious time... you are so blessed to have your Mother and Aunt still here to enjoy fellowship with. I only have 1 Aunt still living on my Mums side and she is very up in years and still cooks and cleans. I always enjoy seeing her when I can. Isn't that something about your cat...she must have felt the 'vibes' of such special women together. I love the way a cat is sensitive....well, sometimes...=)

daisymarie said...

This is so cool! I leave to go visit my mom on Saturday...and I'm so excited!!!!

What a day to treasure.

Elizabeth said...

What a fortunate lady you are to have these women still near enough by to see often!! You will find that no one will ever take their place with you!! Enjoy every speck of time you can afford with them!!

Saija said...

catherine ... that's what i've been thinking these past few years - it's good to make memories with my "moms" while i can ...

michael ... there were blessings for sure! hope you get to have a few days off this long weekend!

jeanette ... my aunt is my role model for an open home and a big heart ... she is definately one of a kind!

maggie ann ... when i get to spend time with my mom or my aunt, i think of you, of Gayla and some other sweet ladies i know - who's moms have gone on to be with the Lord - so i truly do appreciate these times i have ...

tina ... yay for you! ENJOY!

elizabeth ... absolutely, the years & times become more precious ... and i love it when they tell stories about the good old days ... :o)

Pilot Mom said...

It conjured up wonderful memories in my mind! I'm glad you had a great time. Enjoy them while they last. Time is way too short!

Saija said...

claire ... i was hoping to trigger happy memories for others .... yes, time is short - so we need to LIVE everyday that the Lord gives to us! i shall stop and "smell the roses" on the way to the park today! (hugs)

Mindy said...

what a lovely post! Brought a smile to my face. I look at my own mother she is now 83..had me when she was 40 years old...i've learned to much from her and i'm still learning! Thanks for the gentle reminder...blessings to you..xo

Saija said...

Hello!

Just wanted to say hello since we seem to share the same first name:) And are also sisters in Lord:)
You're blog is full of beauty, I hope God continues to bless you and others through it!

Praying for your Prodigal said...

How I love the quote by Schaffer! It's perfect! And I'm so glad you had such a nice visit with your mom and aunt.

Diane

Badoozie said...

just popping by to see what your up to. which is always GOOD.

Fred said...

Sounds like a great visit. My sisters (who live in NY) come down once a year to Florida to visit with us. I love it when they're here.

Rita said...

Hi Sweet Saija, I hope you're doing wonderfully well. I'm a tad envious of your wonderful relationship with your mother, but so glad you have it. You are blessed. These are memories to cherish.
Regards to Leo. How is he doing?

Saija said...

mindy ... wow, you must have kept your mom young! my mom had me at 18 ... but 2 of my sisters could be my children - mom had them later in life too ...

saija ... hello! and you live in one of my favourite cities too, Tampere! it is such a lovely place - filled with history and tradition - blessings to you ...

Diane ... i loved that quote too ... it so applies to my life ... :o)

susie ... well thanks for popping by and saying hi ... :o) ... (hugs)

fred ... yes, life gets busy and it's sad when we can't get together with loved ones ... i haven't seen my brother for almost 2 years and he only lives 8 hours away! sheesh, eh!

Saija said...

rita ... hey there! you must have sneaked in while i was tap tapping away there ... ! leo is doing "good", he likes this rental stuff - nothing for him to do but BE ... and yes, it is nice to have a good relationship with my mom - it wasn't always like that, there was anger in my heart toward her at one stage in my life ... but there were lessons for me to learn and maturity to develop within my own life ... so things are sweeter now ... blessings on your weekend!

osray said...

Sweetie and I look at pictures of our parents and aunts and uncles that are already passed on and wonder... "Wonder what they are doing right now?" And we sit and wish they could join us for dinner and other things... It is so good to enjoy them now while they are here. Such a warm lovely post Saija. Blessings on you and Leo.

Saija said...

osray ... good to hear from you! i must go check to see if you wrote something ... been missing your thoughts on life now ... and memories of life then ... big (hugs) to you both!