Thursday, May 7, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: Mother's Words

 
Hi. Still enjoying my mother's visit, and it's hard to believe a week has flown by already. Last week Dixie @dcrelief suggested I interview her on some 'long life advice', since she recently celebrated her 90th birthday. 

Here are some words Mom wanted to share . . . 



"Eternal Youth"

There is one thing that is certain,
You are not going to stay young forever!
"Yes," that's a hard one to believe or want to believe.
Always make the best of each year, as it is the greatest!
Even if hardships happen . . .
surprising how one can sneak up on you. "Yes."
Always stay young in spirit, having great faith in God. 
Let age come gracefully. 


by Lillian Henderson (age 89)

Giving Mom a tour in our new golf cart
 "Lillian's Poem"

Where oh where are those years gone by?
Some behind and kept like new.
Memories great shall not die.
So much more one must claim.
Now they tell me I am 90, "Oh my."
The best there is we shall see.
Honest stories ahead: no lie.
Continue on and finish.
Then gracefully say to all, "Goodbye."
by  Lillian Henderson (age 90)


Mom reading a 'very' good book.

 Happy Weekend!


Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful for that week. It can be about writing or family or school or general life. This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit


Two kind and wonderful co-hosts are helping:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge Katie @ TheCyborgMom



34 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful poem and she is right! It can be hard at times to think that way but we must because you never know. We need to take in every moment

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    1. We are having a wonderful time together :)

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  3. Love this > "Always stay young in spirit, having great faith in God."

    Such an eloquence to the poem. Please tell her my first name is Lillian also.
    Thank you share!!! (smile)

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    1. What a nice surprise you share the same name!

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  4. "let age come gracefully..." Good advice.

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  5. What a wonderful post and the pictures are awesome. Your mother is lucky.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes, I agree. Thanks for stopping by, Yvonne.

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  6. Your mom has certainly found the secret! I guess 90 is the new 60.
    Have a great weekend.

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  7. What wonderful poems. The 2 of you are also quite wonderful.

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  8. That's a lovely lesson and poem! Thank your mom for us for sharing them. :)

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    1. She is reading this and enjoying everyone's comments!

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  9. Your mother is adorable! I may not be as old as her, but her advice is sound, and I do try to appreciate every day I'm lucky enough to be living. I'm glad you got to drive around in the new cart! I hope you both have a wonderful weekend!

    (I noticed your comment this week was on the Celebrate rules page. If you want to see the new May 8 post, go here: Lexa Cain’s Blog

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    1. Life wouldn't be the same without her :) I added the Celebrate link. Hope all the spamming has finally stopped. What an awful nuisance!

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  10. Sharon, you've been jealous of me at times because my kids and grandkids live so close by. To tell the truth, I've been jealous of you at times because you have/had a mother for decades longer than I did. More than that, you have so much in common. ;)

    No, I'm not truly feeling a deep pang of jealousy, but was just making a point. I'm very very happy for you that you have this relationship in your life.

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    1. We both have much to be thankful for :-) Thanks Cathy!

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  11. So sweet the picture, the poem and the time you're spending with your Mom. Popping round to let everyone know there's contest going on.

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  12. What a lovely thing to celebrate and some wise words from your dear Mom.

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  13. What a wonderful lady! And she looks like she would be a delight to meet. My own mother is turning 88 (young thing that she is) but I find myself thinking of a stanza in a poem:

    Dawn love is silver,
    Wait for the west -
    Old love is gold love,
    Old love is best.

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    1. Mom and I loved reading this. Thanks, Diana :)

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  15. Your mother is awesome. I find those words to be so true with every year. :)

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    1. I do too :) Mom has a certain clarity the older she gets.

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  16. Loved the Poem so much :) I totally agree with you that certain things are so certain but we find it very difficult to accept them :) Also I loved the Picture with your Mom :)

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    1. Life really is a journey of learning isn't it? Thanks for commenting Anoosha!

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  17. Hi Sharon - life lived to the full and learnt with joy and patience ... to give any who listen wisdom to enhance our own lives ... she sound fantastic - no wonder you're taking a few days off to be with her .. and show her around and the new buggy .. that must be fun.

    Cheers and a big hug to your Ma ... Hilary

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  18. Thank you Hilary! Mom and I have had a busy time. Today she wore me out with gardening. Can you believe it? She knows how to get things done.

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