Sunday, May 10, 2009

i'm very fortunate to, at almost age 45, to have my mother and grandmother still with me, and to also have a daughter and granddaughter ... it doesn't get much better than that ...

did you know ... that when a woman is pregnant with a female fetus, that fetus has all the eggs she will ever make in her lifetime? ... so, at some point, we were all eggs inside our mother, who was a fetus inside her mother ... like russian nesting dolls ...

is it just me who thinks that's awesomely cool? ..

the continuity of life is what i seem to be thinking about this mother's day ... i had a good day with my kids and grandkids and i hope you had a wonderful day too ...

Mothers and daughters
Were daughters and mothers
Not so long ago.
We give and take
And take and give
Along time's endless row.

Love is passed
And love received
To be passed on again:
A precious heirloom
Twice, twice blessed,
A spiritual cardigan.

I'll put it on
And treasure it,
The me I have received,
And when the roles
Reverse again,
I'll have what I most need.

So may our love
Go on and on,
A hundred thousand years;
Mothers and daughters,
Daughters and mothers,
Through joys and other tears.



nollyposh said...

a ~beautiful~ post

Manon Doyle said...

Lovely post! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day!

Anne said...

Hi, Lisa! Lovely Mother's Day tribute! By the way, come over and check out my blog! ;-)

tanya watts said...

i have an award for you on my blog
xox t

Nina said...


Chris said...

I loved this post, and the idea of the Russian nesting dolls. I agree with you - it's awesome.