Tuesday, January 25, 2011

enjoying our days

I have so enjoyed some slow days lately (as slow as you can be with four children).
Kids in the kitchen, kids in the garden, reading together, me cleaning up kitchen after kids, me in the garden...well it has been delightful!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

hopes for the year ahead

I hope this year I -

  • have more joy than ever before!              
  • delve deeper into my faith and find a faithful community to join and pray with.
  • fall in love with my spouse again and again.
  • ENJOY my children and have FUN with them.
  • learn some new skills and enjoy the process.
  • garden
  • read and read

  • will be the most gentle parent I can be.
  • forgive myself                                     
  • become healthier by exercising and eating healthy foods.
  • care less what others think                  

  • learn to live in the now

  • have more gratitude than ever before
  • have a warm home where love is felt and life is experienced to the full
  • quiet the voices that steer me away from my true self
  • have a cleaner, more organized home 
  • am outside and active as a family in all seasons.
  • sing
  • spend time with the friends I hold dearest

  • take a holiday no matter how short

Monday, January 3, 2011

a good end

To end 2010 it felt good to climb this mountain and shed the stuff that I don't need or want to carry into the next year.  To think over the year past and the year ahead during five hours of putting one foot in front of the other. To be awed by the creative beauty and just breathe.
This was a good end to a year full of change and upheavals of all sorts. And a reminder to myself that despite difficulties and darkness, despite brokenness and betrayal there is hope and light, and if I can keep on believing one step at a time I will soon come to *see* and gain some perspective.
This mammoth walk was a way to reset my mind and heart on the things that are good and leave behind yesterdays sorrow and disappointment and embrace the now.

Goodbye 2010 and thank you for all you taught me and where you lead me.