**Remembering a beautiful Summer Saturday spent with my mother before her illness.
This is a shot of the Greenbrier River in Talcott, West Virginia. It was foggy, and my goal was to get a shot of the fog rising off of the river
While we were here, we stopped and listened to the birds. It is amazing the sounds you hear if you just stop......and listen.
Our next stop was in Lowell, West Virginia...a little community that borders Talcott. I saw this sign and asked Mom if this footbridge was still in use. She said she thought it was and proceeded to tell me that as a little girl, over 70+ years ago she used to cross this bridge. This is a bridge over the Greenbrier River. She would have to walk across this when she visited her Aunt and Uncle
It had some partial slats missing...and I never should have looked DOWN
through one of those slats. Yikes...I was a little scared after that.
But Mom wasn't! She would have gone all of the way across.
One of the lessons I learned this weekend.
I need to STOP and LISTEN!
I'm sure my Mom has told me the story of her crossing this bridge before.
But I probably just didn't listen. This weekend I did.
And this memory I shared with my Mom I will never forget.