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Thursday, 24 April 2014

{quotable thursdays}

Today my mum arrives in London.

{welcome to London Mum!}

Today, I dedicate this quote to her:

My mum fulfils this quote because she always is thinking of everybody else. With 5 children, she had to. But that doesn't mean that she doesn't believe in herself or that she is weak. In contrast, she is the most capable woman I know--she can paint a house, sail a boat, nurse wounds large & small, stay up all night, raise five children, operate the ham radio, use morse code, sew a wedding dress, sew a sail, laugh at herself, laugh with others, make fine roast beef & yorkshire pudding, make a meal out of whatever ingredients are left in the fridge, remain married to her childhood sweetheart, cross the Thar desert on a camel, relax in a five-star hotel, take care of others, and love. The last word is the most important. Her ability to love others often astounds me.
My mum forgives and loves unconditionally. She is always so keen to support whatever plan, dream, or goal I make.

{my mum (left) with me (baby) and my sister Esther}
{me & mum in California last spring--this time last year, actually}

{this past summer having tea (a favourite pastime) at the Bengal Lounge, Victoria}

This week she is flying to London because I'm undergoing knee surgery on Friday. I can't think of a more able person to be by my bedside (not only a trained nurse but a survivor of numerous knee surgeries & one replacement).

Things I'm most looking forward to post-knee surgery (once recovered): 
-to go for long walks
-to run
-to kneel, squat, & bend
-to wear high heels
-to go up & down stairs
{yay for jumping!}
{long English walks!}
{dashing about in high heels!}
{high heels-yes please!}
If anything, this knee problem has taught me to appreciate my (normally) good health & I will never take for granted again the ability to walk, run, & jump.

see you on the other side of the surgery!

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