Now it is time to put out my pale pink apples again after Christmas.
Inside of them I keep tiny, little treasures such as beautiful stones my children have found for me, coins from countries we have been to and small notes from my mother.These notes are very dear to me, because one is written by her 6 - 7 years ago - before she one day got very ill by a bad stroke. (Today she is OK but suffers from the remains of the stroke, and can't use her right arm, right leg and uses a wheelchair.) One of the pieces of paper shows her - old - beautiful handwriting and the sweet words she always used to write to me and my sister.
The other note is a message she wrote to us when she was at "Hammel Neurocenter" for 5 months. Also a very sweet note from my mom.
It looks just as beautiful to me as the old one - eventhough the letters are a bit shaky - because I know how hard my mom had to fight to learn how to do everything now using her left hand....her new best hand!
Emil is very proud of his grandmother: she can do SO MUCH just using 1 hand.... She even knit herself a scarf.
Before her stroke she used to bring her knitting everywhere - she loves to knit!!
There is a whole world of difference between the 2 notes - both the handwriting and the many experiences my parents and the rest of my family have had in between them...
But I still see and feel my mom so much in both of them.
I feel so lucky to have all kinds of heartwarming and dear treasures to put into my 2 pale pink apples.....