Thursday, June 30, 2011

I'm still here...



Though ever so slightly in pieces!



Bear with me?

& love goeth to you...

Shell xx

Friday, June 17, 2011

Sean's Ode to Oli...

video

A song for your Friday.
From my Sean, for my Oliver, (who is being held by my Emma).

With love,

Shell xx

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I build my house...


I build my house
with colour and life!
light and love,
hope and grace.

Rain or shine,
whether my heart be heavy 
or light...


I shan't tear it down with fear 
or with selfish acts
with rigidity 
or complacency...

I build my house
with open arms
with little steps
with careful words
with ears to hear
with vivid colours
with open heart

I build my house,
from things that last.

Shell xx

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Earrings & life lessons combined...

I've been meaning to show you these!  


They were my birthday present from Jamie.  And unlike my other fabulously sublime and oversizably ridiculous earrings, of which I have many, (some seen here in one of my first posts on this here blog!) they're real gold!  18 carrot or some such like it!  And the jewels are really emeralds.  Really.


They are different to my usual earring-ish tastes, but feel very me, all the same.  It is quite wonderful to wear something that was chosen for you as a surprise, as a show of love, from a very best of friends.

He is to go away again soon to another far off place in service to their country, and ours...  I am to support him, and to miss him all at once.  To get on with the chores, and the children raising in his short absence, and also to work hard in my own head - on my own thoughts...  In that I mean, I don't want to just wish the time away - but rather to spend my days wisely, as though they were precious jewels.

I feel very much today, the sense that our days here on earth are meant to count towards a cumulative something?!  Our varying gifts, and situations dictate the direction, and our will to live as well as possible  dictates how well, we will achieve it.

I'm off now, to do a little dancing in the kitchen, a little playing my piano, a lot of living, thanking, loving.  In short, I'm not going to waste a moment!

Shell xx