When I was young, my precious mom passed away and all the memories went into storage. This past summer, I received a shipment of boxes filled with these memories and the emotions of my past overcame me. A dear friend of mine happened to be at my house and constantly reminded me how exciting this all was... And it was... However, feelings of sadness and happiness were overflowing and it was a lot to process.
The photos, letters, and keepsakes had me reliving my life in Mississippi...
Needless to say, I was thrilled to be able to show my daughter and son pictures other than the one photo I had of my precious mom (who worked day in and day out and still managed to be the most amazing mother and woman).
I couldn't believe my eyes when my daughter presented me with this amazing drawing (shown above). She took the photos that she found in some of the boxes, which were not in the best shape, brought them back to college without my knowing, and made a series of sketches from the photographs of my youth, my mom, my brother and me. Heartfelt...no words to describe.
My children never had the fortune of meeting my mom... their "yaya"... but somehow I feel like they know her! They definitely know that putting heart into something no matter how large or small is the most cherished gift one could wish for! I am so thankful to have the memories that I do and will never allow those to leave me. And I'm even more thankful to have my beautiful children to share these memories with.