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Mothers Adventure - Caribbean Style

On the first of May I wrote a post about Mother's Day.  Just 11 days later I was on an airplane to see my mother in the Caribbean! I had a 72 hours window to decide on a yes or a no. There was no maybe. Of course I said no. I said, my mother loves me, but she really loves her grand kids too.  It's not that I didn't want to see my dear mom, I just hurt for how long she had not seen her grand children. It pains me to see them growing up without her as I grew up without her.

I was encouraged to go and that it would all be okay. One of my biggest fear was traveling all by myself.  That would not hold me back. However when I told my mom, she was so excited, I think she even thought that it might not happen.

Just days before, I was writing about seeing my mom. I was praying about seeing my mom and being able to give her a hug, feel her skin, and here we are together. Just like that. There is the miracle.

My husband travels for work and was able to give me his miles to pay for the plane tickets. He only had to pay the tax.
Being with my mom was low key so expenses for food and driving by taxi (Island taxi) was very small.

I didn't get to do all the things I wanted with my mom. But we had enough.
I didn't get to cook for her like I wanted to; make her breakfast and dinner. Or take her to dinner.

While I didn't get her all dolled up and taken out, my mother seems to always be dolled up. She is quite good with fashion and decorating. She has such potential and I wish I could see her talent blossom.

We didn't get to go to the beach and dip our toes. Oh it rained. I think angels were crying :)  And the rain made it beautiful to walk down the street as it was no longer so hot!

We did get to talk so much.
We did go window shopping, out to lunch, at some island faves
It was a precious time away with my mother. I got to hug my mom, touch her skin, feel her breath, look into her eyes - the window of her soul, talk with her, laugh with her, cry with her, pray with her, sing with her, see her smile and many most wonderful and precious things that I pray to do every day.

I have a God who intervenes with miracles and answer prayers. Time is the most precious gift we can give of ourselves and I'm so very blessed and thankful that I had this time with my mom. Just a little time is enough. Enough because it's not wasted but treasured. And always will.

When does such an opportunity happen? I realize the awesome blessing. And it was the most perfect of Mother's Day gift to be with my own mother who I rarely get to see or touch.

I love you ever so much mom.

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. Great picture of you two. Sweet blog. :)

    1. Thank you Ariana! So good to see you here :)
      Ooh a celeb!

  2. I am SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!
    I know that this was JUST what you needed...
    LOVE the photo of yall too....

    1. Thank you Noelle!
      Absolutely this was what was needed for us both and gosh I"m so happy!

  3. What a huge blessing. And hurrah for the free flying too, that is awesome!

    I bet your mom loved the trip every bit as much as you did. :) I love the pic, you favor your mom!

    1. Indeed Rosey! It is an awesome blessing!
      And I think she was absolutely delighted just to have a little of me and her as it is rare indeed.
      And thank you. She says I have my father's nose :)

  4. What a sweet husband to give you the most precious gift of seeing your mother, and I'm sure he played Daddy & Mommy while you were away very well. I'm also sure those babies of yours didn't need much tending too. They probably handled it very well. I'm also sure your mother was very happy to see you, her child a grown beautiful woman, and spending that quality time alone is what you need first. There will be plenty of time later with the grandchildren I'm sure. Hugs and I'm so very happy for you, and happy for the love your husband has for you to give you such a gift. It wasn't only just the miles. Hugs.

    1. Oh Marie it is a blessing.
      And he did play daddy very well! However no cooking happened but he did make pancakes from the box :)

      And they really had a good time. I"m so happy for them. They need to miss mama. Like they got to miss me. They were on the phone the whole time with me.

      And mama was just a delight to be with! It's a good thing to have a strong relationship with your mother.

      Thank you Marie. It is a memory for the ages :) *HUGS*

  5. I wish I could see my mom. Missing her every mother's day.

  6. What a blessing! That picture of you two is both look so happy. I hope you get to visit her again soon or that she gets to come to you. :)

    1. Thank you Tami
      It was a blessing just to be able to see her :)

  7. Great photo. You're both beautiful! Thanks for sharing your special blessing with us & for visiting me at Doorkeeper last week. Have a great day!

    1. Thank you Renee and of course you are welcome :)

  8. I'm so glad you were able to spend time with your mom. My mom has been gone for almost 17 years now and I would love to see her again. Mom's are so precious and they love us like no one else ever has. I'm sure it must be hard to be away from your mom and not being able to have her spending time with your children. My youngest son was 3 and doesn't really remember my mom and I just wish he could have known her.

    1. Thank you Betty. They are indeed precious. Mine ever more so because I do not have her with me. My sister do not understand the precious gift she has.

      I've learned to leave the pulse hurt of her not being able to experience my children to God. It can only weigh me down and what can I do about it you know.

      I'm so sorry about your mom. Thank you for sharing with me.

  9. Beautiful story, beautiful ladies...It's always a blessing to hear of prayers answered, and how it does refresh the soul! So glad you and your mother were able to spend time together after so many years :)

    1. Thank you.
      We do have to share because our good news and inspirations should inspire and encourage another's soul.

      It was a wonderful blessing to see her again!


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