Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wishful Wednesday


Years ago
my mom was a beautiful, radiant, happy bride.

I never really knew her like this.
Happy, that is.

I spent my early years trying to bring happiness to her
through what I accomplished.
Then I tried to share my life and my kids
with her in order to brighten up her world.
Recently, I confess that I've just been mad that
she's so unhappy
and that I allowed her unhappiness to
control so much of my life.

Today, as I look at these photos,
I just want to
wish her happiness.

Yup, that's my WISH for this Wednesday ~
That my mom finds a little bit of happiness.
That some of these smiles
will find their way to her face
again.

4 comments:

ayala said...

This is powerful and sad. We allow the unhappiness of those we love control our happiness. I know.

Debbie said...

sad and beautiful....this is all you can do!!

Heidi said...

Oh Adrienne, this is really big stuff. I am so glad that you are at a point in your life where maybe the burden has lifted a little. Take care!

.:Bree:. said...

That breaks my heart girlie! The power of prayer is amazing, just be there for her while you can be. <3