Sunday, May 13, 2007

happy mother's day

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
-Francis Maitland Balfour, Scottish zoologist, 1851-1882

picture: my mother, brother, raggedy ann, and I, mexico, 1956 or 1957

the picture was taken by my father who gave me my first camera, a brownie bullet when I was 8 in 1963. geez, I wish I still had that camera! my dad shared his love of photography with me and I'm afraid put me on the path of documenting just about everything. thanks dad for the brownie (and for all the others you gave me over the years) and for your eye. mom thank you for giving all your kids and grandkids your unconditional love, an endless supply of hugs and kisses, and sharing your love of stories, your understanding of the importance of family and friendship, and your fondness for fabric, food and flowers ~ most of all thank you for making me be a person who wants to make you proud! my hope is that I am able to pass some of these 'family traits' on to my daughter. happy mother's day!


Unknown said...

Nice picture ! (it's not mother's day in France but you made me call mine)

mouse (aka kimy) said...

merci! i'm sure your mere i'm sure was delighted w/the call and find she has more than one mother's day with her cher julien this year! isn't france's mother's day in a couple weeks? bises, k