Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Well, here I've gone and skipped the whole year. I guess that means I give up on my little project. Which is alright with me, because I spent the year working on a different little project. In October, we welcomed a happy, healthy baby boy to our wee family. My heart has such a feeling of completeness and happiness that I wonder how I functioned before. Life is very, very good. And with the losses we suffered on the way here, I am not taking a moment of it for granted.
I once read somewhere that there are two kinds of people in this world, those who say 'here I am' and those who say 'there you are'. I tend to think that we are both, at different moments, but I try to cultivate the 'there you are' practice more. It takes me from an attitude of 'here I am, in all my splendor, what do you think of me?' to one of, 'there you are, on your own journey, what can I learn from you?'
There you are, reading this post, thank you for not giving up on me. There you are, little one, I have been waiting so long for you. Let us all embark on this journey together.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
|The English daisies in the fleur-de-lawn are coming up.|
|Early violets are blooming by the back fence.|
|I don't know what these are, but I love these teeny blue flowers.|
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
This camellia bush in front of our house is one of our earliest signs that spring is on its way. When the pink flowers start bursting out, I know that the rest of the garden will soon be bursting out, too. Usually these buds begin appearing in February. This year, I saw the first bud in December (!) and there are now in January a couple of blooms beginning to fade. So. Weird. But I'm happy to see these bright pink signs of early spring reminding me that these cold, dark days are slowly getting longer and warmer.