Friday, May 19, 2017

im thankful for a mother who,

loves adventures,

follows inspiration,

cleans, {& is not hesitant to do so ~ morally or literally!}

is brave,

is Kind & Lovely!

will get up at 5am to tend to a sick dog {& is always available in emergencies}, 

brings home little friends,

cooks nourishing, wholesome food 
{whether her kitchen is a gourmet or budget, she gives her best}

who teaches her children to value the principles of the scriptures ~ Kindness, compassion, virtue

When my sister passed away some years ago, her class of tiny schoolmates all wrote her letters saying things like, "She befriended me when i was alone, she shared her ruler when i forgot mine, she always let me borrow her pencil sharpener, she found me on the playground when i didn't have a friend" ~ they were profoundly touched by all her kind acts on their behalf ~ 
& we were profoundly touched at how much she had taken heed of Mum's advice, for every day after school she would cry saying she had no friends, & Mum would remind her others must feel lonely too, & she should look around & help anyone she saw in need.. .

These are the cherished abilities of a mother's reach,
that gentle necessity intrinsic in their nature{if they yearn for it, & do the work required to polish it}

How grateful i am for our Dear Mum,
& for all the ways she has taught us to share, to bear one another's burdens that they may be light, to look for the downtrodden & the weary, to find the forgotten & forsaken & to cherish them & buoy them up.. .

She is indeed a  Precious Petal,  Jewel of Our Hearts!

Love You Mum!!! 

~ mothering {that fine art}.. .

{Post In Progress!}
sneaking photos here & there, she isn't that fond of photos, also grumpy sister for getting her in the shot some 4 years ago.. .sorry!!!

.. .

~ thoughts {reflecting softly}

When you lose someone you love, 
it's the little things each day that you miss, 
things that belonged only to you & them,
& though small, these things make the silence so deafening & so audible you wonder why others around you can't hear it.. .

Our husky passed away a few weeks ago,
he'd been part of our lives & our daily routine for more than a decade
{& although there were several days worth of tears for us.. .}
i think its his little 4 legged friends who miss him the most, 

their playful interactions {even sneaking his treats, or sitting on his bed.. .& how he would let them}

i am glad though, that we had time to say goodbye 
that wasn't there with our sister ,

{for it is truly difficult to be going on a walk or having a tea party one minute, 
then be folding clothes you won't need to fold anymore the next

& the delight of her giggle, & the excitement of her moments no more ringing through the air}

this has been a sombre time, 
{missing his call in the mornings for a walk, & his friendly greetings when we arrived home}
{yet somehow, i feel him close, 
& i think she's glad that he's with her



Monday, May 1, 2017

~ these weeks, they have been.. .

about heart {& journeying fervent depths}
days of not voicing much,
& times of great expression.. .

moments filled with sorrow
& being gradually warmed with hope

.. .generally being, ~ of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
{nos.tal.gia ~ a sentimental longing for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations}

kind thoughts dear ones!!!!

~ thankful for Spring!

{& I'm sure the brothers are thankful we won't be needing firewood chopped for awhile!}

sending hugs! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

~ Good Friday was a little like.. .

{so Thankful for all that this magnificent time of year brings!!!}

Happy Easter!!! <3