Sunday, August 24, 2008

mothers and daughters

The relationship between mothers and daughters can seem mighty complicated at times. When Jessie, my only daughter, was close to giving birth to her first child, a daughter, I bought this figurine. It's called "Chrysalis" and the image of that word to describe this figurine and the feelings I have for my daughter seem obvious.

As easy as our relationship seems to be, there are times when it gets complicated. Usually the complication involves my inability to let go, but occasionally, recently, it is more about my girl discovering that I have flaws.

Cracks and even holes.

I am so relieved to realize that our relationship can weather a storm, even a tornado or frighteningly severe thunderstorm, and eventually find the calm after the storm. See for yourself.

I love this girl.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

I love you too.

And I really am sorry Breanne broke your figurine, but glad you can find some symbolism in it, that was beautiful.