I have my mother’s eyes. Her soft hazel, sometimes sad, patient eyes. I’ve often wished I had darker eye brows and lashes, like my daughter, so I didn’t have to wear eye make up.
My daughter has beautiful green eyes, and beautiful, full lips. But she complains about her nose being too big. I tell her she is beautiful.
She tells me I am beautiful, and I wonder what she sees.
Many years ago, in a rebellious stage, I went without make up, even at work. Then someone described me as “that woman with no eyebrows.”
And I started wearing make up again.
I don’t remember my mother ever wearing eye make up, just lipstick. My dad always liked the natural look. He complained when I started wearing make up as a teenager, especially the blue, or green, or purple, eye shadow.
I know he thought my mother was beautiful with her soft red hair, that never went gray, just lost the red, and her soft hazel eyes with no make up. He adored her. Dad hasn’t changed much in the house since she died in 2008. All my mother’s angels, maybe 1oo of them, still stand watch around the living room.
Today is my mother’s birthday. Her soft hazel eyes watch me with love, even though they know all my secrets now. She still loves me.
Here’s a story about my mom:
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March 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm
March 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm
Thank you, John. 🙂
March 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm
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March 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm
Thank you for the reblog.
March 21, 2015 at 1:10 pm
a dear, reflection 🙂
March 21, 2015 at 4:59 pm
Thank you. My appreciation for for these things grows with the years.
March 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm
It is good that your Dad told you the story about your Mom. They sound like very special people.
March 21, 2015 at 10:32 pm
Seeing my mom through Dad’s eyes, through his stories, has given me a new appreciation for both of them over the past few years. Thanks for the affirmation!
March 21, 2015 at 10:47 pm
They must have had a wonderful relationship.
March 22, 2015 at 1:55 am
Yes. They were very much in love and the best of friends.
March 23, 2015 at 3:21 am
Thanks for sharing the wonderful post. Such a blessing to have your mom’s wonderful hazel eyes watching over you from heaven.
March 23, 2015 at 11:01 pm
Thanks, JC. More of a blessing every day.