Thursday, March 01, 2007

Rock solid


My college princess is a gentle giving soul. She is my first born and came out of the womb smiling,talking, and reaching for her mommy. During the years she has bestowed me with many gifts in quite a celebratory fashion: dried weeds, love notes,imaginary food she cooked in her baby kitchen,songs,artwork, pottery... the list goes on and on.

The summer after my father died, she and I were in a little giftshop when she spied a group of rocks. Each rock had a word of inspiration on it. She immediately picked up one and presented it to me as a gift. All of the love gifts this child has given me have melted my heart... but this rock melts me to my core. I keep it on the coffee table.

This rock of love is my daily reminder of the importance of rock solid love... unconditional love that I yearn to give to my children, my husband,my friends and family. If my legacy is this rock-solid love then I will leave this earth an eternally happy woman.

9 comments:

Deb said...

Beautiful post. I have a few rocks with inspirational words on them as well - and my favourite was also given to me by my daughter for my studio which reads "Believe in your dreams".

oneblueegg said...

A daughter is a mother's gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of herself. ~Author Unknown

Yes she is an extension of you! heart and soul. What a beautiful legacy that is* xoxox

Alicia A. said...

Beautiful. I hope I can half as well with my own kids as you are doing with yours...

AnnieElf said...

Beautiful Diana. Holding that rock must feel like holding her heart.

My Marrakech said...

I bet it feels wonderful in your hand.

PS I loved the food cooked in her baby kitchen...reminds me of my sweet girl, too:-)

Andrea said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful post hon. It is so true! Money, fame, success, a clean house ALL of the time...nothing matters except that our children grow up knowing love.

YES!!
Hugs,
a.

Anonymous said...

Wow... what a gift. A wonderful tribute to your dad and to you, as her mom.

Paris Parfait said...

What a wonderful precious gift, from a wonderful, precious daughter! xo

mary jane said...

Loving is always all that is left hen we leave this earth...your sweet daugher is a sweet gift to this world also..hugs