Calida and Dinah Salazar

Monday, August 16, 2010


A handful of my friends and family members are getting ready to have babies!  It is a time full of anticipation as I wait for the next call to tell me there is a new life in this world.  My good friend just had her first child, a little boy.  As I looked (in awe) at the pictures of her cradling him right after his birth, I find myself thinking back to the first pictures with my mother.  I am nearing my own birthday in a few weeks.  I used to get flowers for my mother on this day, a thank you for the gift of life.  This is not an original idea however, my father used to do the same for his mother.  When I learned this I fell in love with the idea.  Over the past three years I have been trying to find a new way to honor her.  I originally thought I would donate blood, after all, it is the blood in my veins that allows me to celebrate another year.  However, after the last IV I needed took the aid of an ultrasound and two nurses to gain access, I was told this was not a good idea.  So I continue looking for a way to honor the life I have been given and the mother who nurtured me through the years.  In the meantime, perhaps sharing our story and living each day with joy in my heart is a good start.  

1 comment:

  1. I agree. In fact, I can't think of a better way to honor her.