And here she is now with her new friends/ film graduates and her dad. In the coming years the four of them are going to be working on a documentary together and heading for India. Their world is so full of promise right now!
Her new love. Is there anything sweeter..... I love this young man too, he is her soul mate if ever there was one! So kind, so giving, so patient..... I am so glad they found each other.
Wesley's best friend since day one. Wesley an Saad have comforted each other through many rough days and have shared a house together this year. My little girl with her Pakistan roommate who wore a Jedi robe to his graduation. I just love this photo so much!
Proud dad who went and bought roses for his little girl the day before her graduation and paid for her to go to college and made sure she always had money in her account. He definitely gets the father of the year award! and now I'm crying for the first time since yesterday.....
So begins their journey together. This morning we all got up at 4am and drove to the airport. Gerry and I put Wesley and Lazarus on a plane headed for L.A. My little girl is staying in North Hollywood this week, has appointments at major film studios, has a package put together to pitch her documentary, and the dean of the film school has arranged meetings with several investors to talk to her about her monk documentary. These two are about to embark on a journey to India to make a film about the plight of the Tibetan monks and hopefully bring awareness and financial support to some of the most gentle and loving people on the planet.
Life seems very surreal all of a sudden!
Wesley and Lazarus made reservations at a great restaurant for lunch and we joined his family for a very special day together. After lunch we went to Reynolda Gardens and walked around enjoying the warm sunshine, the beautiful flowers and plants, and just had a relaxing moment in the garden. This has been a special place for us. Wesley and I would go here for lunch and spend the day together when she just needed a day away, time to talk. This was where she and Lazarus came on their first "date". A place full of memories for both of us.
The last time I had such an emotional Mother's Day, Gerry and I were in his father's church and she was being held by his father as he prayed for her and blessed her in the church. That was 22 years ago. It was a day when my eyes were filled with tears all day and my heart was bursting with love. Same feeling yesterday. I watched Lazarus' mom and my heart was full for her as well. I could feel what she was feeling. Her son so far away, knowing soon she would be heading back to the west coast and leaving her son here, that their journey together was ending and a new journey beginning for him. Then having him here last night, seeing him alone in his room while Wes took a shower. Thinking of his family going back home, he seemed so alone at that moment. I just went in and sat on the bed with him and talked. Moms are moms to any child that needs a one at the moment, even if it's not your own child.
Some times the pain of being a mother seems too much for anyone to bear, but sometimes the joy is almost too much to bear as well. Feeling both at the same time is the hardest of all. I am so blessed to have this child of mine. She has grown up to be the most wonderful young woman, so in love, so talented, so interesting to know. I adore her. I adore being her mom!
Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there!!!!