Monday, April 4, 2011

Smiling Through the Tears.

I found something the other day. I was at Wise Woman's house doing some of the dreaded sorting one has to do after losing someone near and dear, when I needed a notepad to jot down some info. Found one in her telephone drawer. Opened it, turned over the few little pages she had used.

Now, my Mum was a bit of a wowser when it comes to drinking. Not a teetotaller, no. But definitely a little prim and proper on the topic of alcohol consumption.

So we never really discussed the drinking habits of a Madmother. I thought I hid it well - you know, the wine for the whine, good job grog...

Obviously not.

This was what greeted me on page three:

Didn't know whether to laugh or cry. So I laughed. Because that is what she would want me to do.

I miss you, you Wise Woman from whom know secrets were hidden or desires masked...


Caitlyn Nicholas said...

Hugs MM, HUGE HUGS :) I laughed too!

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

It brought a smile to my face too xx

Torkona said...

yes, that was funny, but I am sorry for your loss. You know, it is easy to laugh and cry at the same time ;-)

all the best

- tork

Kakka said...

lol - funny how our Mum's know us so well. What a lovely thing to find while doing such a hard chore, almost like she left it there for you to find. xxx

Anonymous said...

Mums are very wise indeed. We rarely give them enough credit. I imagine this brought a tear or two.

CJ xx

Madmother said...

She captured the likeness so well too. Big Boy (when I told him) said "How do you know it is you?"

I flipped the book open and showed him the sketch.

"Oh. Yes, it is you isn't it."

I had forgotten my Mum was so talented with her doodling ability - something I and Boy 2 have inherited a little. Him more than me. ;-)