at home with ann


Posted on: 28 April 2006



I’m sure everyone gets cute emails, but sometimes one comes along that makes you think and Liz sent me this one; I would like to share it with you.

A mother and daughter were overheard in their last moments together at the airport. As the daughter was departing they hugged and the mother said, “I love you and I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Mum our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough too, Mum.”

The mother sat nearby me and I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I did not wish to intrude on her privacy, but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say goodbye to someone knowing it would be for ever?”

“Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking, but why is this a for ever goodbye?”

“I am old and she lives far away. The reality is that her next trip back will be for my funeral.”

“When you were saying goodbye, I heard you say, I wish you enough. May I ask what that means?”

“That was a wish handed down the generations. My parents said it to everyone. We were wishing the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.”

She turned to me and shared the following, reciting it from memory.

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting. I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger. I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final goodbyes.

I wish you all a happy weekend. To the Brits, a happy bank holiday weekend, to those of my faith, Shabbat Shalom.


16 Responses to "POETS DAY"

I simply hate when you are on vacation. How terribly selfish of me but I have gotten so used to Friday with Boaz and I missed him and you so much last week. I wish you a Good Shabbos Ann. See you in chat this weekend. Jill πŸ™‚

Jill, if I can navigate my way round it now… hmmm, remember I am the computer incompetent round here.

lotsa luv ann xxxx

This is beautiful, so I wish you enough, Ann πŸ™‚

PS: telling you again, link me however you want πŸ˜€

So beautiful … can I share it with the family?

Great pics of my little man πŸ™‚

Beautiful post,too.

I wish you enough,Ann

Eliza xxxxx

Yay for Boaz!

Looks like we’re in for a sunny weekend too…

Oh Finn, lucky you… I can’t get Tel Aviv out of my head… I just want to get back there and walk the streets and the beach.

I wish you all enough

lotsa luv ann xxxxxxx

Just me visiting with Boaz before I go to bed. Between Boaz and Riccie’s Matt it makes me want one more. πŸ™‚

Glad you had a great trip – but I’m also selfish enough to be glad you’re back.

Boaz is as precious as ever.

Glad you had a good time with Boaz, he’s so beautiful. Have a great bank holiday weekend. jen xx

Have a great weekend Ann πŸ™‚

Great pics! +5!

Have a great weekend!

Just came back to read this again, it’s beautiful πŸ™‚
And to tell you that the actor who played Duncan is Adrian Paul. I hope you can rest now (lol)

thanks madi, that would have bugged me… he was rather delicious in that role… yeah!!!

lotsa luv ann xxxxx

just trying out the new pic… not sure some of the things I say are suitable in front of the baby… LOL

Soo cute!

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the loves of my life

at the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet ~~~ plato

thank you…

... to everyone whose pictures and videos I have borrowed; if anyone would like theirs to be removed, please tell me and I shall be happy to do so

all words here are mine ~ I’ll tell you when they’re not!

from long ago

in case I forget what day of the week it is

April 2006
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