Friday, August 31, 2007

Remembering Diana the Mother of Prince William & Prince Harry

I woke up (reluctantly) early this morning to go to work (yes unfortunately I had to work today) and turned on the radio to hear a moving tribute by Prince Harry for his mother. It was so touching it made me think back to the days when she was alive. He could not have captured her better than to say that she was"that we remember our mother as she would wish to be remembered, as she was: fun-loving, generous, down to earth and entirely genuine." "the best mother ever". It was very touching. I think that these young men have waited a long time to give their mother the kind of tribute that they felt she deserved. With their concert for her this year and now this moving tribute on the anniversary of the day of her death I think these young men have given their mother more in death than anyone ever gave her in life.
Diane proved to the whole world that having everything didn't mean happiness. Diana wore her feelings on her sleeves for the whole world to see. She was open and honest with her emotions. She had too much spirit to allow herself to become an emotional robot to keep everyone happy. When Diana was unhappy she showed it, but when she was happy she radiated. Never did she appear more genuinely happy than when she was photographed with her sons. Harry puts it best he said "She was our guardian, friend and protector. She never once allowed her unfaltering love for us to go unspoken or undemonstrated." That is the Diana I remember. Diana was so photogenic and as someone who loves good photography I could look at her pictures over and over again, but the pictures I find the most beautiful are the ones with her sons. She doesn't have that perfected pose or polished smile instead she radiated immense joy from within.
Today, Diana would be so proud of these boys. Her spirit is very much alive in these two boys.
I found this video tribute to her by One True Media.

1 comment:

  1. My grandmother and I were always fascinated by Diana. I still remember watching her wedding. I can still picture her wedding gown and the carriage. It was beautiful and she was beautiful, and you are so right she would be so incredibly proud of her boys.