Today was spent with my Dad and daughter. Most of it in the car traveling to appointments in Buffalo.
Memories and laughter filled the car.
In life, we are given the opportunity to make choices. We could mourn my mom by cancelling appointments and staying in bed, or we could stay the course. We know what Mom would want, so we spent the day together.
The appointments went well and our travel delivered us to Buffalo and home again safely. As we headed home, I saw this sign "Old Editions Bookshop". I think this might be worth a visit one day when I'm in Buffalo again, when we are exhausted that is. LOL
The thruway offers such beautiful scenery and I wish it was safe to pull over with my 35 mm to take pictures. Since it isn't safe, Dad and I talked about how beautiful it was.
From the bird nests atop all the trees in the swamp area that are hidden when the leaves are on the tree.
Or the hundreds of blue and white buckets hanging from the trees filling with sap during these warm days.
On top of a hill was an American Flag flying with the green and blue as a backdrop but I wasn't quick enough with my phone camera, so all I got was the hill and clouds, but I remember the beautiful red, white, and blue waving its brilliance & strength for all to see.
On the way home, talking about the appointments and sharing memories, memories of my mom, family vacations, and talking of the future.
This photo was taken after I shared a message with the Fulton Alliance women and their friends. This was a fun time of fellowship and challenging the ladies to ask if they are being lured are are alluring. I even put on my Dad's rubber fishing pants, which made my laugh to watch me "jump" to get in. A great memory...
Want to learn more about this message, click here. It's the first year I didn't make a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting for Mom on her birthday. We miss her so much and to remember her on her birthday instead of celebrating and spoiling her made for a different day, yet one we spent together.