Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother-Daughter Weekend



Mia and I attended a very special mother-daughter mountain retreat. The thirteen girls made their own tribe, talking, laughing, playing, sharing meals, running wild. And the mothers gathered for sharing stories and words of wisdom, exchanging ideas, preparing meals together, and relaxing. It was a beautiful way to get to know a group of women. We soaked in the wood-fired hot tub perched on the mountainside and hiked the gravel road to see the wildflowers and waterfall. We discovered new blossoms of Solomon's Seal and Trillium, and bobcat scat. I heard an owl hooting at sundown. The rain came down hard, and the clouds rolled over the mountains. We listened to the wind howl and rain pour as we slept under the sky, warm and dry in our tent. It was wonderful to feel surrounded by nature, far from the hum and bustle of the city. Most of all, it was the warmth and support of other mothers who share this sacred journey of raising their daughters to become strong, healthy and empowered women. What a gift it is to have a tribe of "aunties" to call upon for friendship and guidance as they grow to adulthood. I am so grateful for being included in this incredible weekend. I send my humble thanks to Allison who hosted the event at this beautiful oasis, and Rockelle who invited us into this amazing circle .






















with love and respect for mothers and daughters everywhere

8 comments:

Luci said...

I had so much fun! This was such an awesome trip! Emily, your pictures are so pretty!
*LAINEE*

Tan Family said...

Oh my goodness! This is really incredible. What an experience for you and your daughter. I love it. So special...

momma rae said...

emily, this sounds so magical!! what a special time you will always share with your daughter.

Leanne said...

How beautiful...what a wonderful thing to do and in such a magical looking place! Wow.

C.T. said...

SEE!!! This is what I mean...!!! Great post, great life!!

hanna said...

We have a tub just like that on our island. Lovely picture with all the kids in it, and what a beautiful light!

malo said...

What a great, great thing. I love your pictures and your girl looks so happy. This post moved me.

skymring said...

oh, how wonderful! i wish i had a circle of moms to share these kinds of things with!