Monday, May 9, 2011

A villa in Tuscany and a rainbow




 
(play the video as you read)  :-)

The sun shined brightly, warmly, as a breeze swirled around us in gentle delight.The scent of lilacs filled the air, the bees were busy , calmly buzzing, birds sang and the brook babbled gently.  A day so beautiful, so filled with blessings.  As my Mom and I sat together before dinner we were so thrilled for this moment in time.  Skipp turned the CD speaker to face out the window and put on one of my Mom's favorite singers - Andrea Boccelli - as he sang for us and we were surrounded and consumed we felt like we were in Tuscany - at a villa -



Just before we had given her a gardenia corsage.  She cried oh so softly as she recalled a time when my Dad bought her one while they were in New York City 50 years ago.  She delighted in the aroma and I could feel her memories so alive.  Our meal was so lovely, so kind and loving.  I felt overwhelmed with the gifts of love around us and with in us - almost too much to absorb in the best of ways.

As we drove home a sun shower popped up - and my Mom said "after a Spring rain rainbows appear"  And within seconds, right before us appeared the most beautiful rainbow of hues of lavender, mint green, blue, yellow, pink - it was divine.  We were in awe and kept thanking our God for the natural gift of a rainbow. 

Our day together was so wonderful - "I love you Mom"







Love, Gail    peace.......

20 comments:

Choices said...

Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful day! I'm happy for you.
Smiles.

Gail said...

HI ANNE-

yes, wonderful indeed. :-)

lOVE TO YOU
gAIL
PEACE.....

Just Be Real said...

Encouraging post from you Gail. Glad you had a good day. Blessings.

Wanda..... said...

Sounds like a special time of sharing love with your mom, Gail. I have memories of a similar day with my mother that I often return to, just sitting in the wood swing under the walnut tree, watching the clouds drift by. It's the total complete connection of sharing ourselves that leave us content. Glad you had a wonderful visit with your mom, she is lovely.

Eileen said...

This is such a beautiful post! Songs, and photos, and sentiments!
Your mother looks so pretty! And I can just feel the love here.
And I know what you mean about that overwhelming feeling, almost like your heart could just burst from joy of it all. So beautiful.
And how wonderful for God to be in midst of it all and to give you tangible proof that He was right there with you. Perfection!
'Loved this post!
Love and Prayers,
Eileen
PS ~ Going back again to listen to the songs again!

Eileen said...

PS ~ Listening to 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' made me remember that when I was little (before I knew that you shouldn't do this) I was up in the attic looking out the window and I was singing this song, and I said to God, "If You love me, let me see a bluebird before I finish this song. If I see a bluebird, then I'll know You love me." Well, I sang the whole song and was at the very last line, "...why oh why can't I?" and just then a whole flock of bluejays flew by. I've never seen that many bluejays before or since. And every time I did see one or a pair of them after that (usually only at Ray's parents summer bungalow on Long Island) I would think about how good God was to this silly little girl.
Thanks for the memory!

Gail said...

HI WANDA_
I iknow you have such wonderful memories of your Mom. I so appreciate that you feel mine too. :-)
How is your family?
Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Gail said...

HI JBR
Glad you came by and shared in the joy.
Love to you
Gail
peace......

Gail said...

HIO EILEEN-

I love that you shared such a wonderful memory. And I am so glad you are enjoying this song. ANd I so love that you SO get all the feelings, both spoken and not - you just know so well matters of the heart.
Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Diana said...

Very nice Gail! I am so glad that your mom had that special time with you. I know how much it means to her.
Love Di ♥

Gail said...

HI DI_
so good to see you. I saw that you posted. phew. I was worried.
Love to you
Gail
peace.....

Teresa said...

Beautiful! I so wish I could spend some time with my mom like that. : )

T

Gail said...

HI TERESA-

so glad you caem by. And I understand how much you miss your Mom - and I just read your very powerful post. You are so 'real'.
Love to you
Gail
peace....

Margie said...

Such a beautiful day you had with your mom!
Wonderful pictures!
She is lovely!

Diana said...

I thought that I commented here already! I know that I read this post. Oh well, chalk it up to age I guess! This sounded like a beautiful day Gail. I sure do miss my own mom a lot. It still sometimes doesn't feel like she's gone. I am so glad that you can appreciate and enjoy your mom! Love Di ♥

Gail said...

HI MARGIE- thanks so much for sharing in a most wonderful day. Always so good to see you.
Love Gail
peace......

Gail said...

HI DIANA_

No worries - :-) And ya, I know Mother's Day has to be hard for you. :-(
Every day my Mom is 'here' is a gift.
Love to you my friend
Gail
peace.....

Cinner said...

So glad you had such a beautiful day together, it really looks wonderful. hugs to you. been thinking of you lots. you look great in your pic...

Andy said...

OK, I may not be quite in Tuscany but when are you and your Mom coming over? ;-)

Gail said...

Hi Andy-
Oh how lovely that would be. :-)
Love Gail
peace.....