Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Go and visit your Mom.

Go and visit your Mama.
If she is gone, visit someone else who has made a difference in your life.
Treasure your relationships.
 

A man stopped at a flower shop to order some flowers to be wired to his mother who lived two hundred miles away.

As he got out of his car he noticed a young girl sitting on the curb sobbing. He asked her what was wrong and she replied, “I wanted to buy a red rose for my mother. But I only have seventy-five cents, and a rose costs two dollars.”
 
The man smiled and said, “Come on in with me. I’ll buy you a rose.” He bought the little girl her rose and ordered his own mother’s flowers. As they were leaving he offered the girl a ride home. She said, “Yes, please! You can take me to my mother.”
 
She directed him to a cemetery, where she placed the rose on a freshly dug grave. The man returned to the flower shop, cancelled the wire order, picked up a bouquet and drove the two hundred miles to his mother’s house.
 
(Author Unknown)

 

14 comments:

adventsadventures said...

Have I ever told you how much I love your blog? WOW! and this post is so beautiful! It's what I needed today. I spent last night yelling at kids becuse they came in late and then I spent the morning yelling at kids for not calling me to let me know they were going to be in late. Ugh!!! and then I went to Mass. Thank God!!!:) to ask for His help and many the many Graces I need to be a mother. . .and so I would calm down. . . Being a mother of older teens is a tough job. It's a tough job I would never change. :) I love this post Becky! Have a wonderful day my friend :) xoxo

Rachel said...

Oh my heart! What a sad, beautiful, touching story. Mom's are pretty magical, aren't they? :) Hope you're doing well today, Becky!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Gorgeous photos, as always.
Powerful message well delivered!

richies said...

The picture of the young girl crying is a very emotional photo. It could go along with the story.

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Skeller said...

Ok. Just because you told me to, Becky, I will. (easy words, 'cause both my mom & mom-in-law are in town this week !) :-) I love the pic of Kaish taking a pic...

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Beautiful photos. I especially love the couple eating at the restaurant.

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Man, I always love your photos. I started to list my favorites...but then it turned out to be a long list. Great captures, Becky!

Tamar SB said...

Good thing my mom is coming to visit me this weekend or I'd be in the car this instant on your insistance (-:

Tracy P. said...

Very important words, Becky! With gorgeous photos to boot. No one will ever love you like your mom.

Tracy P. said...

P.S. Have you framed copies of that one of your mom and Betsy and given it to them yet? That is priceless! Love all that color framing them! Best gift ever.

/SBA said...

your work is absolutely beautiful. simplistically stunning and so close to human nature, i smile.

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Pink Ronnie said...

What a beautiful message, Becky...
Ronnie xo

stephanie garcia said...

I wish I could go visit my mom! Thankfully, we will hopefully be reunited for a visit when she and my dad fly to Chile in November. :) Thank you for your kind comments on my blog today. I had to chuckle that you like the last name "Spink" and knew I needed to tell you that we also have a family in town called "Zwink" and the next town over called "Flinck!" All missionaries! My husband has cute little rhymes about them that make our kids laugh. :) Have a great night!