The other day my thirty year old daughter and I went on a great adventure together. We explored a gold mine that dates back to the California Gold Rush of 1849. For seventeen years we’ve said every spring that this year we would go to the state park and explore the mine. My current story is set a couple of years after the gold rush and entails the heroine inheriting a gold mine tunnel. What more perfect time to make that visit.
I’ve mentioned how my daughter always has time to share in my enthusiasm for writing and more times than not has helped me with plotting. We have lunch once a week and during part of our meal we do plotting. Someone told me I was blessed to have a child and husband who support my love of writing. I know how blessed I am not only with my immediate family, but also with my writing family. I want to share just how wonderful my daughter is. I received this beautifully written document for Mother’s Day. She wrote it from her heart. It’s titled Through Her Eyes and, I might add, my daughter has had no writing experience.
THROUGH HER EYES
As a mother watches her baby sleep, she can see a glimpse of herself in this tiny creature. She strokes her daughter’s long, delicate fingers and bends down to kiss her little turned up nose while whispering I love you more than you’ll ever know.
As the child grew there was a laughter that filled the air, and the mother remembered there was once a time in her own childhood where she laughed as though it came deep from within her heart. That memory came to her often and a gentle smile would seem to wash over her face bringing happiness to her soul…
Watching her mother sleep she slowly covers her with a blanket while whispering I love you more than you’ll ever know. When she laughs, she does not hear her own voice but that of her mothers. Those are the moments she feels happiness in her soul. Looking within herself, she can see a strength and courage to never give up, as that is something she and her mother share. Believing in yourself and always going after your dreams has been a life lesson her mother has shown her. She knows she is slowly becoming more like her mother everyday and that brings a great joy and comfort to her heart, as her mother is one who she truly admires.
You can see that these two spirits share a bond like no other, that is the love of a mother and daughter.