Weekly Photo Challenge: Companion

I spent the last 8 hours in the delightful company of my firstborn child.  We spent the day making paper roses out of pages of an old copy of The Lord of the Rings for her wedding bouquet, trying out hair-dos for the wedding, and talking heart to heart. I am so grateful that the years we’ve spent together have produced two women who have grown to be great friends.  You can read all kinds of opinions about whether your children are supposed to be your friends, but in the final analysis, if you both live to be adults at the same time, you can have a friendship that is richer, deeper, closer than any you can imagine.  My daughter was born when I was 22, and in many ways, we grew up together.  We read together, learned together, laughed together, cried together, explored different roles and ages and stages in each others’ company and discovered that we really like each other.  We’ve always been very honest and good communicators.  So, I sincerely want to say,

“Susan, thank you for being my companion for 28 years (so far)!  I love you very much.”Companion

19 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Companion

  1. As I read this I thought about my relationship with my own mother – who can make me laugh until tears run down my face and I can’t speak. Like you, we are lucky to be two adult women who have grown up together and adore each other. I am 52 and she is 75. My mom was also in her early twenties when she had me. I’ve had a wonderful life in so many ways because of her love and encouragement and friendship.

    Thank you for making me think about her now, with gratitude and Grace for this very special relationship – not all of us are blessed with this kind of mother/daughter love that extends into companionship. Blessings and best wishes for your daughter’s marriage.

    • I’m so glad to have struck resonance with your gratitude, Jeanne! Thank you for visiting. When I talk to my mother on the phone, we average an hour at a time. She is often hooting with laughter and ends with, “Oh, Priscilla…talking with you is like a day in the country! What country, I’m not sure, but still….”. She is now 78; Susan and I were just joking that it would take a nuclear winter to put her under, and I hope we’re right. I’m looking forward to her visit from California for the wedding!

  2. Grown up daughters are wonderful friends and companions, I know, I have a daughter/friend/companion and would not trade her for the world. (Lord of the Ring paper flowers… cool idea)

  3. Awww, Mama! 😀 I am delighted to have such a close friendship with you. What a blessing to be in a family where we all both love and really like each other!

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