Mother’s Day reminiscences

The sun is shining, the breeze is light and it’s a lovely day to celebrate Mother’s Day.

I started mine with an 11.6km bike ride through the trails.

It was very peaceful on the sheltered trail. Limited traffic on the road getting to the trail entrance – and back again. While on the trail, all I heard were the sounds of birds chirping and the crunch of “Millie Vanilli’s” (my bike) tires on the gravel parts of the paths.

There was scarcely a ripple on the surface of Trout Creek when I stopped to take a breather and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Wee bees were enjoying searching for nectar from the first dandelions to poke their heads up.

By the side of the road, cheery daffodils were waving their heads in the sun greeting passers-by.

Meanwhile, at home, construction on our pergola over the deck is finally finished. Just a bit of tidying up to do and the hanging baskets and other adornments can be installed. It’ll be a lovely oasis in the heat of summer for sure!

As I mentioned, it is Mother’s Day. I had two mothers – Marjorie who gave birth to me, and Alice May who raised me. Luckily, I got to know them. Both are gone now, and I miss them – each for different reasons.

When I became a mother myself, I was grateful to have a funny, sweet, adorable little boy who gave me a reason to celebrate this day!

David – Day 1

Now he’s grown up with a family of his own and living on the west coast. Today my “kids” have four feet and fur, but they bring me great joy.

Lucy, Harley and me.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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