love is a full life
exploring with my darling husband where we spotted jonquils,
one of my beautiful mum’s favourite flowers
Our weekend contained lots of family time and my heart is filled with love and life. My husband unwound from a busy period at work and enjoyed sleep-ins, coffee, strolls holding my hand and cuddles with our precious precious dog. Goodness we couldn’t love our senior puppy any more. As family stories were shared, my mother-in-law and her sister laughed until their faces were red and their eyes moist. With deep breaths they pushed through to spill out the punch-lines before more laughter burst forth. The rest of us smiled knowingly. The giggles always start when these two get together. Before long, we are laughing breathlessly too and I look at my husband – gosh it makes my heart burst to watch him laugh. How I adore him, my partner in life with whom sharing the ordinary and extraordinary is wonderful. I am completely and utterly his. I feel the same fullness when I see my mum’s smile. Quality time with my mum and step-dad and the great unveiling of their house renovations – they have made a home where we are going to enjoy so many precious family times. I watch my mum, listen to her words and feel her joy in nesting there. I see my step-dad and her join for a hug, a kiss, a few words and I am so grateful for their journey together. Her happiness, health and contentment fill me with warmth – it’s everything I wish for my loved ones. How I love her so deeply. She taught me love and I grew up knowing that fully. It’s amazing how big our hearts can be. I feel such humungous love for those nearest and dearest. I am so truly wealthy.
My friends, I’m unplugging from the computer for a few weeks to live in this love and beauty around me. To squeeze every bit of seeing and noticing out of it all. See you soon. With love, xx