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Precious day

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I puttered around the house, sweeping and mopping, tidying little bits and pieces that were out-of-order. A quick shower, some hair gel and blow dry, a little foundation applied to cover red cheeks, age spots and a recent scar. I pulled on the black jeans that had been purchased on a trip to see Abdullah. A bright blue shirt that Soos picked out and had encouraged me to wear on numerous occasions was gently pulled on over my hair. I stood inspecting myself in the mirror, refusing any negative thoughts about weight and just felt proud to be me.

Mom’s new little red car pulled next to the curb, they headed up the walkway all smiles and were greeted with hugs and kisses. The keys were handed to Soos and she was asked to drive us to our destination and try the cute new car. We made our way up the road through the Palouse to another University town only 10 miles away.

The restaurant was picked based on location and a recommendation from the two older girls who have been there many times.ย  My sister wanted to sit outside and view the scenery and this turned out to be the best place. Seating on the veranda gave a close up view of the golf course, green and yellow fields rolled in the distance. We laughed and talked and had fantastic food, then said our goodbyes to the girls who had to get back to work.

We paid a visit to the creamery right on campus ( where Anne and I went to University) which of course meant buying their famous cheese and ice cream. The next stop was made for shopping so Anne could finish her list of things to take back to Saudi and then to find a box for packing.

Soos drove us home where we opened the slider to a gentle breeze and shared the rest of the afternoon discussing life in a small town, changes that have occurred in Saudi over the past few years and photos of grown children and grandkids.

It was a precious day spent with mom who turns 83 in a week, my sister and three of my daughters. I heard mom remark that this was the best day ever!

We said our goodbyes, hugs and kisses and they drove away in the sporty new car.

 

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  1. Oh my, is that wonderful. I feel your excitement and joy about that day. So happy you all had such a good time together since such days are rare anyway!

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    September 27, 2017
  2. You and yours look fabulous, a beautiful family…enjoy it Lynz! You are beautiful.

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    September 27, 2017
  3. So glad you had such a fun day together! xoxoxo b-2

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    September 27, 2017
  4. Lovely to hear of your wonderful day. To be honest, when I read of your sister in Saudi, I feel a wave of trepidation.( My apologies)
    Your mom is lucky to have all her children and grandchildren around her.
    Susie

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    September 27, 2017
    • She seems to like it there and her husband is very attentive and very Western. She misses home but her kids are all there and grandkids. It was so good to see her

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      September 27, 2017
  5. So good to see, that all of you had a great time together, Lynn ๐Ÿ™‚

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    September 27, 2017
  6. I enjoyed reading about your day. I was very happy to see in the news that women are now allowed to drive in Saudi. I have some curiosity to see Saudi as I turned down an ESOL college teaching position there in 2012 but I don’t think it would have been easy for me as a woman wearing a head scarf, the clothing to cover my body, etc. and being from the West. Your sister : will she adapt upon returning to wearing an abaya in Saudi?

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    September 27, 2017
    • She has lived there for 30 years and just came for a month so yes she will go back to what is accepted there.

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      September 27, 2017
      • It would be interesting for you and her to continue a correspondence of sorts as a potential book project. It sounds as if both of you could relate to this relationship as a book topic. I know that as a reader I would be interested in the parallels and differences in both of your live and your choices.

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        September 27, 2017
  7. So lovely Lynn. Glad you had such a wonderful day. Family is so precious. xxx

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    September 27, 2017
  8. Lovely Lynz thanks for sharing

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    September 27, 2017
  9. You looked lovely sister!! What a fun day, sadness to see your sister return to her home so far away, I have to agree with your mom, what a great day….I heard on the news that woman are being allowed to drive in Saudi now…hope that means your sister too!! Love the picture of the “gaggle of gals” ..you have a wonderful family…xxkat

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    September 27, 2017
    • Thanks so much dear Kat xx. Yes my sister told us that yesterday about driving. Of course we have heard that a few times over the years but never this serious so we will seexoxoxo

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      September 27, 2017
  10. Sounds like a beautiful day to me too, Lynn.
    Leslie

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    September 27, 2017
  11. A memory to cherish, Lynn! And a photo keepsake. Family is what it’s all about! ๐ŸŒท Christine

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    September 27, 2017
  12. So glad you wore the bright blue top, it makes you look fabulous! What a precious day and memories to cherish. Having three of your daughters share some of the time was great. The photo is great. A very special once in a lifetime day! Cherish it in your heart! Thank you for sharing.

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    September 27, 2017
  13. Great photo. Lots of powerful, wonderful women there. I’m so glad you had fun. โค

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    September 27, 2017
  14. Peas in a pod. Lovely picture Lynn.

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    September 27, 2017
  15. It sounds like a fabulous time! And look at your mom! 83 and a sporty new car! She’s rockin’ it!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    September 27, 2017
  16. What a wonderful day! To have your mum remark that it was the best day ever is joyous xxx

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    September 27, 2017
  17. Lovely post, you all look so happy, so glad you enjoyed your day together. Love the colour of your top ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    September 28, 2017
  18. What a perfect and wonderful day! Glad you all had a nice time together ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    September 28, 2017
  19. Wonderful memories to keep! I don’t have sisters, but I have a photo of me with my mom, my sisters-in-law, and my daughters. It makes me smile every time I see it. (K)

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    September 28, 2017
  20. What a beautiful family! You look great, Lynn.

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    September 28, 2017
  21. Sounds like a wonderful day and visit! I am so happy you all had that time together.

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    September 28, 2017
  22. Sounds like a truly wonderful day! xoxoxo

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    September 28, 2017
  23. What a wonderful day you all had. You made it come alive in your description. โค

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    September 28, 2017
  24. It sounds like a wonderful day – probably too short of a visit (as they often are), but precious nonetheless.

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    September 28, 2017
  25. How lovely!๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ

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    September 29, 2017
  26. Wonderful family times.
    x ๐Ÿ’– x

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    September 30, 2017
  27. Sounds like a great day!

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    October 1, 2017
  28. I’m so glad you have these precious days to enjoy!! I know you savor them to their fullest extent!!

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    October 3, 2017

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