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Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Don’t be fooled, I’m not that tall
I’m standing on a slope LOL

Beautiful, vibrant tulips – make sure you wear proper
shoes, it gets muddy in some areas

I’m so happy this picture turned out decent because my mom kept on telling me to
put my hand down.  And I’m like “mom, I want to take some artistic photos.”  Lol

Sometimes, candid shots are the best!

My mom is pretty young because she had
me when she was 19

Saw a cute windmill so we have to make use of it

Are these peonies?  – So pretty

Purple is one of my favourite colours

Love pink too!

I love this pic!

And of course, we need a selfie

Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous moms out there!  I wanted to dedicate this post to my mom.  Mom, Thank you for always making us good food (especially your pho and spring rolls) and making sure our kids are dressed warmly.

I took my mom to the Abbotsford Tulip Festival last week.  It was an hour drive from Vancouver.  The flowers are beautiful – definitely worth the trip.  And we lucked out with the weather!

Do you guys remember this post where I talked about my mom?  Well, as I age (although it was only 2 years ago), I realized my thoughts about my mom changed a bit.  I feel like I accept her for who she is.  I don’t want to bicker with her as much because I accepted that we are all human beings with flaws.

I’m still learning to practice accepting my mom (and my hubby, but that’s a different story).  I need to learn how to look at her differently and not to judge her.  I honestly believe that if I can accept my parents for who they are, I’ll find more happiness and peace.  Of course, it’s not easy.  In fact, it’s one of the hardest feats to conquer in our life, but we can at least try.

I hope this post will inspire those who have a rocky relationship with their parents.  Trust me, learning to ACCEPT is the best gift you can give yourself.  So, go out and enjoy this beautiful day with your mom or the mother figures in your life.  Thank you for reading!

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    mimi
    May 14, 2017 at 10:24 am

    What beautiful photos from the festival. I hope I get a chance to go next year! And what thoughtful sentiments for mom’s day. Hope you have a happy one too!

  • Reply
    little luxury list
    May 15, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Oh these picture are wonderful! I think you captured natural beauty and artistic fashion poses too ;)

  • Reply
    Shireen L. Platt
    May 15, 2017 at 8:56 am

    I know how that feels and I too have learned to accept my mum for who she is. Our relationship was rocky as far as I could remember but I have made peace with that fact. And wow, what a stunning field of tulips, it’s one of my favourite flowers so I have a soft spot for them.

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    Katherine
    May 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    I’m working on learning to accept who my mom is too. These are cute photos!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

  • Reply
    A Very Sweet Blog
    May 16, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Awww Jo! This was absolutely beautiful :D It really made me feel good. So glad you two are much better. You both look gorgeous in these pictures. Those tulips & peonies are breathtaking. Gorgeous post.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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