Tuesday, May 28, 2013

you're growing up...

painting and posing...

Last night after saying prayers, you wrapped your little arm around my neck and said 'night night...'.

Yesterday, we were on our way out for a bike ride, I handed you your boots and you consciously picked them up put them closer to the wall where you could stand, hand on wall and balance yourself to put your little feet into the boots...

All rather insignificant moments but moments all the same. moments that tell me, you, my little girl, are growing up.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

dust if you must...

dust if you must...*

dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
to paint a picture or write a letter, 
bake a cake or plant a seed,
ponder the difference between want and need?

dust if you must, but there's not much time, 
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, 
music to hear and books to read, 
friends to cherish and life to lead.

dust if you must, but the world's out there, 
with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
a flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
this day will not come around again.

dust if you must, but bear in mind, 
old age will come and it's not kind.
and when you go - and go you must - 
you, yourself, will make more dust.



* I found this poem on the one small room page
**I can't seem to find the author - please let me know if you're aware of the author.
***Flower/bird fabric strip from http://www.pierrefrey.com

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

a belated 'call to the midwives'...

As it was 'International Midwives Day' on Sunday, May 5th, I wanted to share with you the most delightful, heartbreaking and emotional series that is 'Call the Midwife'.  Currently showing on the ABC, it is truly one of the most inspirational TV shows I have ever experienced.

It is a BBC period drama series starring Jessica Raine, Pam Ferris and the hilarious Miranda Hart.  The show was created by Heidi Thomas, based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth and set in east London in the 1950s.

If you haven't already, I encourage you to keep an eye out for this memorable show (current episodes available on abc iview).  Your heart strings will be pulled, warmed and given a thorough workout...

Monday, May 6, 2013

grateful 17/52*

Ashamedly, I show you this picture in the hope that I am not the only person that sits amongst this kind of filth while hurriedly finishing an essay.

Also, to be grateful that today, my assignment is complete and I would gladly invite you into my home (which no longer looks like a toddler has been roaming, discarding clothes as necessary, taking itself for walks in the pram all with limited parental supervision - ahem).

And yes, that is a nappy on the floor.
In that moment, I was that person...

*way behind in grateful posts so I'm skipping week's here and there...of course, I remain constantly grateful for one thing or another during those missing weeks!
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