Well I do have some happy things to share today. To start with the photos of lots of trees... if you peer through the trees you can see a little boy playing deep in there...well they make me incredibly happy and I'll explain why. Yesterday it was a gorgeous sunny day here, the kind of bright, golden sun that makes the green of the trees even more delicious than usual. My son Jack was playing outside, I was inside in my kitchen and just looked up from what I was doing every now and then only to see him running and darting around the yard, under the trees, between the trees, onto the swing, then jumping off and running somewhere else. It was so beautiful to watch from the kitchen windows that I was inspired to grab my camera and try to capture what I was seeing. I caught a couple of moments, not nearly the colors that were really present at the time but still enough to give an idea of what he was doing I think. He was just so happy and it was such innocent play.
Secondly, I received a parcel about a week ago in my letter box. It was from one Meg Casey, it contained a gorgeous card, a CD with a very neatly written list of title and artist of every song and included was the most beautifully colored and hand knitted scarf I have ever had the good fortune to own. There is a story attached to the scarf which Meg wrote in the lovely card she included in my parcel. It goes like this..."this yarn comes from Tibet - it is silk and made by a women's collective that recycles silk and saris. The parts that can't be saved are shredded and spun into yarn." She then goes on to say that she "loves the idea of 1000's of women who wore those beautiful silk clothes, those who spun them into yarn - surrounding me and helping me to heal." And this "I love the symbolism of renewal intrinsic in this yarn. I hope it reminds you of what an inspiration you are and how you are loved." So beautiful huh? I know, words fail me, this gorgeous scarf arrived in time for me to be able to wear it to chemo, so it came with me the first chemo session and will be coming with me for everyone after that. It offers me comfort and it does
feel healing. Anyway I wanted to capture the colors in the scarf which is why I hung it up outside in the bright sunlight, draped over my cherub as I thought this appropriate. Thank you so very much Meg, you are a true friend and soul sister and I am thankful every single day that I have you in my life. I love you and I feel so much love in return when I wear this scarf - which will be so very often.
Next happy thing is that I have found my inspiration to continue scrapbooking. I have started and almost finished a layout about Jack and Christmas. Next will be one about Jamie and our traditions and thoughts on Christmas. The only thing left to do on Jack's is a whole heap of journaling which is why you can see a large white space-it will eventually be filled with handwriting. Also on the page opposite you can see little tags, some are inside the paper and you can only see the tops sticking out and one is sitting on top of the paper, you can just see a white area, this is also for journaling. Each tag will have a memory of Christmas written on it and hidden behind the patterned paper. You can see a little tag with the word 'pull' on it and this is where you pull it out and it will have a special memory written on it! Sweet huh?
Also, my dear friend Lee, came over Saturday morning and spent the day with me, we sat outside on the lounges and just talked and lazed in the sunshine. It was a little piece of Heaven.
Then late in the afternoon my sister popped in with a whole basket of freshly purchased fruit for me. Also a big bunch of gorgeous flowers. The fruit contained all the things I love to eat and some special things that are so good for the body whilst trying to heal from cancer, such as blueberries. I also got strawberries, nectarines, peaches, grapes, canteloupe/rockmelon, watermelon and more, some cucumbers, avocados's and that sort of thing also. Just beautiful. So we sat outside for the late afternoon and ate gorgeous, sweet fruit. It was just wonderful. So all in all a wonderful day. Also my son Jamie had come home the night before and was staying again tonight so that was another reason I was feeling so happy. The night before we had gone on a night walk and searched for possums, Jack just loved it. Anyway, I couldn't have asked for a nicer couple of days and I feel so blessed and well loved at this moment, so I wanted to share with all of you my dear new friends and supporters. It is nice for you to hear when some good things happen for me as I know it makes you happy too because that is how kind and beautiful you are, you will rejoice in me having some happiness and being shown some love.