My heart is bursting with joy as we welcome our first grandchild's arrival this summer (late July-early August). I've quietly kept this wonderful secret in my heart since the beginning and am so overjoyed to share it with you all now. Love, hugs, congratulations, and gratitude to our dear children Jane and Preston.
Tears, and I can't stop smiling.
Chocolate coins trailing down the stairs,
green juice and green pancakes,
waiting on the breakfast table,
I Love You shamrock
"You've made my day
a happy morning, Mom!"
he says with a hug.
It's been hit and miss with me
over these many years.
Happy to have made the mark
with this last little guy
"We can only be said to be alive in
when our hearts are conscious
of our treasures."
Hello March. Hello to the awakenings of new life and longer, sunshiny days.
It comes with a quiet hope, as well as a sense of gratitude and anticipation (relief, honestly!) that I welcome this arrival of springtime, And following nature's transition, this month will also be a time of renewal for me, as well. Renewal and restoration and transition, both emotionally and physically, as I rest and recover from last Wednesday's hysterectomy.
As expected, I'm tender and jostled and slow. Things a little more complicated (and extra time spent at the hospital) by fevers every day since and a pneumonia-like respiratory infection that is not responding to the antibiotic, But I'm resting deeply, reading lots, entertained by BBC dramas, cheered and supported by many kindnesses that have been extended our way.
My little bud of Healing is slowly, but surely opening to blossom.
Hi, I'm Emily!
I welcome and thank you for visiting. Through this blog, I invite you, friends or strangers, to come and abide with me as I open my heart and home to you in understanding, honesty, discovery, and reflection. It is my hope that you will join me in my quest for a simple, joyful, meaningful life.