Saturday, February 26, 2011


That my mum is safe and well and home with us again.
Where would we all be if she had never come home?

For cups of tea, chats & debriefs, cuddles & colour in her sunny kitchen.

For time together, for not having to go through what so many others have, & are.
I can't even begin to describe how grateful I am,
or how sad I feel for those lost, hurt or grieving.

For a visit with Charlotte, a splash, a chink, an hour or so with my beautiful daughter is moving quickly into a world of her own.

For shining girls who light up my life,

for a proud & sparkling preppie,

for simple things like pikelets after school on the Dorothy plate.

For love, in all it's forms. For the opportunities to be with each other,
share our lives together, to fight & make up & make mistakes, and forgive.

For flowers & blue skies, for green hills & butterflies, for soft sheets & good books,
for dinner out with sweet friends, for kind words from a warm town,
for the flashes of beauty & joy that slip into every day.
So much to be grateful for.

I'm playing along with Maxabella, are you?
Hope you have the happiest of weekends,
see you soon xo


Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

So glad your mum is home safe and well! xxx

Vic said...

Oh Sweets I am so glad too! Your Mum looks all kinds of special. xo

teddybearswednesday said...

Beautiful beautiful post Beck.
I'm so glad you're mum is back and safe, and you are having a bit of time with her.
But love all your gratefuls. just special xo

m.e (Cathie) said...

wonderful gratefuls Beck, but mummy dearest has to be the sweetest thing ever.
enjoy the sunshine, chats & cups of tea.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh yay for your colourful mummy & a visit from your big grown up girl, wow, lucky you!! Check out all your children with their art & awards, just love it all, hugs to you, love Posie

Claire said...

Oh Beck, have a cuppa and chat with your mum for me, special times for sure.

No matter how dark things are, once we start looking there are soooooo many things to be grateful for.

Love your list and pics, things to be remembered and teasured.

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Hi lovely, I completely relate to your grateful(s)..and am reminded daily -(as per my post). Glad to see all is good over at yours. p

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

I'm so glad your Mum was one of the lucky ones. Everyone needs a home to go to after experiencing what she just has. I hope many more Chch people manage to find a temporary home or stay with family to feel safe again.

Kate said...

I cannot imagine how terrifying it must have all been for your Mum and all those affected, including you guys waiting to hear news. I'm so pleased you've got her safely home. X

Jennie said...

What a beautiful mum you have.
And the girls are looking so grown up!! And beautiful.XXX

Fran said...

what a beautiful, uplifting post. I'm grateful to you for taking the time to write it :)

Maxabella said...

A lovely tribute to your darling mum. I love how you have done these photographs of her (and later Charlotte). Very special.

So happy that there is so much to be grateful for in your world, Beck. x

manda said...

beautiful beck. and im sure you must have squeezed your mum so tight. so happy she is safe. and i cant imagine the sadness in nz xo

Kymmie said...

You have so many beautiful gratefuls. Thank you for sharing them with us. May I say that I love the bright colours your mum is wearing? STUNNING. They literally make me happy! So glad she is back home with you. She looks happy to be home too. xx

Kymmie said...

PS. This is a beautiful part of the blog world too. I'm now officially stalking (in a good way, of course)! xx

hester said...

So glad your beautiful Mum is home safely with you. She must be feeling very very loved. What an amazingly colourful world she has created in her home.

Really beautiful post, Beck. Your gratefulness is an inspiration to me. Thank you!

Lindy in Brisbane said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely thoughtful post. It makes me reflect on the things am grateful for too. Thank you.

mel @ loved said...

so very much to be grateful for! So glad you have your mum home safe & sound, and just look at your gorgeous preppie, oh my goodness!

Catherine said...

so happy to see your mum home safe... lovely gratefuls xxx

jodi said...

oh so very many things to be grateful for. Your mum looks like such a warm, cuddly, crafty type. perfect, really