Friday, August 26, 2011


...I have been thinking of a friend, a beautiful mother who I will miss.

In the days that have followed her passing I have been warmed by smiles, by the late winter sun, by the compassion of others, the care & love of good people.

I've been looking and finding pockets of happiness,

little rays of hope & life,

and they are there, everywhere, if I look.
In my beautiful children, and their
cuddles and laughter, in friends whose strength
and humanity shine through,

in the spring blossom, the sunny days, the chirping birdies,
and in my dear duckies who never cease to make me happy. 

Today I'm thinking how lucky I am to live where I do, in such a wonderful & loving community where people truly care and look after each other. Where we can cry and laugh and be part of each others lives. I have a lot to be grateful for.

On Tuesday night I looked up into the dark sky, lit by a million stars, and I'm sure I saw the brightest one twinkling down at me, watching over us.

May your weekend be full of love & laughter & sunshine & hope,
see you soon,
lovely friends xo


Sue said...

We always say that Paul's dad is looking over us when we see the bright star in the sky at night! Hope your enjoying the sunny weather where you are Beck and that lots of lovely things happen in your life!

mel @ loved said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Beck. It's a great comfort to have such a wonderful caring community surrounding you & your family, take care..x

deux chiens et un garcon said...

Drawing comfort from the lovely memories of the person and mother shw was tends to help I think. So sorry for your loss.

Blessings to you and your loved ones.


teddybearswednesday said...

beautiful Beck.
biggest EVER love and hugs to you xoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoooxoxoxooxoxoxooxoxoxooxxooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooxxxxxxxoooo

Kate said...

I've been clicking over here every now and then hoping for a post. Hoping to see your lovely photos and to hear your gorgeous voice in your words. Somehow every word and thought and message from home helps me feel like I am with my community too right now. Helps me deal with it. Huge love to you gorgeous Beck. I hope the sun is sparkly and warm and the blossom sweet smelling for you this weekend. xx

yardage girl said...

You are so lovely Beck - you provide the same thing to this blogging community and I am so grateful. I love stopping by and seeing your lovely photo's and lovelier words. I believe in stars too.

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh Beck, i'm so sorry, i know how special she was, her home & spending time with her. Thinking of you & all the positive ways you're drawing strength & happiness in your own children. Love Posie

hester said...

So sorry to hear you have lost a loved friend, Beck. That is very hard. I'm so glad you have your loving family and community around you.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Sorry for your loss, hugs Jen xx

Naomi said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. What a truly beautiful post. N x