Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mothers and Daughters

I love my mother so much. I am the only child of an only child. My father was killed in 1999 so I am pretty much the only family my mother has.  We are very close.  Close relationships can be complex.  We have been struggling in our relationship for several years now.  Sometimes changing roles can be difficult and we have to figure out new ways to relate to one another. It hasn't been easy.

With our new scaled-down Christmas idea, I was trying to think of something small I could get my mother.  There are lots of things I know she would like but I hesitate to add any more "stuff" to our lives. I want to give her something meaningful.

I have so enjoyed the classes I have taken with Brave Girls Club and I was thrilled to hear they were offering a Mother/Daughter online class.  The class starts today and I can already tell that wonderful things are going to come out of it. I paid for the class and, to make things easier, gathered a basket of materials for my mother.  I left them at her house as a surprise. I am also going to print all the PDF files for her so all she will have to do is watch the videos and do the art projects.  At the end of the class, we will have some concrete keepsake art items to present to one another.  This will be our Christmas gift to each other.

Although the class was originally created for mothers with younger daughters, BGC assures us that it is appropriate for mothers and daughters of any age. I'm hoping that making this journey together will provide some much-needed healing and reminders about how much we love one another. I hope Mom enjoys it!!!


Shelly said...

Awwww!!! SO sweet!! Are you going to do any of the projects together? And I'm sure your mom will love it!

Amy said...

Shelly--I can absolutely see you and H. doing this someday!!! We aren't going to do the projects together but I want to exchange them as gifts on Christmas Day. I'm really excited!!!