Friday, May 15, 2009

This week ...

* I spent Mothers Day without my kids :(
* I buried a friend who was my doctor for the past 18 years. She was an amazing woman who touched the lives of so many people. Her death leaves a big hole in my heart.
* My PC at home finally packed up. It has served me well over the past 5 years. I only hope some clever IT geek can save my last couple of photo downloads that I didn’t back up.

Sounds horribly depressing, but I still have so much to be grateful for. I’m alive and healthy. I wake up each day with all my senses working. I can hear the birds sing in the big oak tree in our garden. I can see the beautiful colours of autumn changing day by day. I can feel the crisp air on my skin as well as the warmth of fuzzy winter sheets against my skin. I can smell the aroma of the coffee that Leon brings to me in bed most mornings. I can taste the pure joy of honey on my toast.

Best of all – it’s Friday!! .

Every weekend for the past couple of months were filled with:

* packing / unpacking boxes
* moving furniture / boxes from one house to the other and from one room to the next
* shopping for lights/tiles/paint/furniture etc.
* painting furniture that I bought

This weekend I want to spend as much time as possible with my kids. Take lots of photos. And relax!

I hope all of you will also have a beautiful weekend filled with love and peace.


Michelle Ramsay said...

I know the feeling - I love life too!! Sorry about your friend

Valerie said...

Hugs Michelle. So sorry for your loss.

Me too, I spent mothers day without my kids.
We have so much to be blessed for. And you know what, I admire your spirit. Its beautiful.

I hope we both have seen the last of boxes. I am doing it all again too.

lots of love and hugs

SABEE said...

So sorry for you loss.
I agree totally, there are so many things we must be greatfull for.
Lots of Hugs

Desire Fourie said...

So sorry to hear about your dear friend. Remember its important to take time to grieve. Can't believe you are still in the process of moving ... enjoy the process and remember the finished product will be the cherry on the top. Hugs from Desire