A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of her self. And mothers are their daughters' role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships. ~Victoria Secunda
My daughter will be eighteen later this year and even before that she will be away at university. We have grown close- closer than l ever thought we would. We both travel the ups and downs with each other- the way only women can understand. I will miss her so very much.
The other day she handed me a CD and told me that there was a song on it that reminded her of me- she had tears in her eyes. The song was called Mariana by Yvonne Lyon. Yvonne is a Scottish singer/songwriter from Glasgow. M and l both enjoy her music. You can read more about her HERE.
Click HERE TO HEAR THE SONG (you have to click on the link 'MARIANA'- it's the fourth song down on the right) The lyrics are below.
I can’t express to you the emotion l felt when we listened to it together. It's not always easy being a mum but the rewards far outweigh the challenges.
As for today- l’ve been gardening down at my Mum’s, signing loads of Easter cards and delivering chocolate eggs to S’s nursery. Lots of fun ;)
Hope you are all keeping well.
Summer seems a distant dream, a lifetime away
And now December howls and turns an ugly grey
Time and miles can dull your thoughts and seem so unkind
But your words they bring a thousand suns to my mind
A mother and a sister and a friend to me
A song of loving kindness as it’s meant to be
You gave all that you had when there was nothing to give
And taught an unfair world just what it means to forgive
How do you find the strength to carry on?
Your love keeps on
I see the burden and the beauty in your heart
I feel the wounds where life has tried to tear you apart
You’ve taken tears and drowned them in devotion and love
These children are the stars in your heaven above
I miss the eyes that tell of the adventure years
I miss the smile that gently melts away all my fears
Grief has only fuelled your faith and made your heart strong
Mourning turns to dancing and your sadness to song
I am changed, I am moved, I am better for knowing you
© 2005 Yvonne Lyon