Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Apple

I have three unique daughters... each one with strengths I don't have... each one with similarities to me... and I LOVE the moments with each one when we laugh and carry on and have fun. My oldest daughter looks more like me than her sisters. She was my right hand as I was raising all her younger siblings... she can out-cook me and it was a delight to teach her many of my favorite crafts. Shasta is tough, yet shy. She is determined but doesn't lose sight of loving others.

My youngest daughter doesn't look like me and she is just plain gorgeous. (Not saying that my oldest daughter and I look shabby, but... cut me break here, we're not quite as beautiful as Zoey!) My youngest has taught me more than any of my other children. She is straightforward and honest and what you see is what you get. She teaches me to overcome and to own my choices and their consequences. When I think I cannot do something, I think of Zoey and I have no excuse that can hold up. She inspires me. I miss her every week. We do not get to see each other very often and I love every minute that I am around her.

And then there's Bek. My apple. When they say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree they are talking about us. She doesn't look like me, but we are soooo alike. Our handwriting matches, even though we never set out to have it that way. I don't like to cook and she cannot cook... ha ha ha. Well, she is trying. We pick out the same pens at the store even though we don't live in the same town or ask each other... we just do! We do have our differences, but our similarities crack us up sometimes. When her fiance was getting to know me all of this occurred to him and he said, "I am marrying your mother!" Not literally, of course.

This past week she called and asked me to go to a movie with her. We had a blast.

As she stepped out, I was calling out, "Hurry! Hurry!"


Then I said, "Stop! Take the camera!" She looked confused. So, I explained that we couldn't have pictures of both of us running off together if she didn't take some of me! I passed the camera to her and starting running!

"C'mon! We have to hurry before they find out we've left!"

"We can't let them catch us! We must escape!"

We got to the theater... and splurged on popcorn...

... and soda...

to share...

Then the funniest thing happened... I said... "Selfie time!! Now make a mother-daughter-time face!" And our expressions were nearly identical!

We looked at the picture and burst out laughing and took one more...

And we did all this prior to the movie, so nobody was disturbed... as far as we knew, anyway.

So, here's to my apple.

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