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love is a full life

14 October 2013

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

11 Responses
  1. October 14, 2013

    Oh wow, what a warm, beautiful post; loved it! Enjoy your time offline :) xox

  2. October 14, 2013

    Enjoy this quality time with your loved ones! It seems you have surrounded yourself with happy and precious persons, it is great to see how grateful you are :)

  3. October 14, 2013

    A great read and reminder to be happy for our health, family and close relationships and also to take time out. Enjoy xo

  4. October 14, 2013

    Your lovely post reminds us to be joyful and to take the time for it (but we’ll miss you!)

  5. October 14, 2013

    I also meant to say that photograph is exquisite..

  6. October 14, 2013

    You know I’m an advocate of unplugging every once in a while. Your family sounds so charming, have a lovely time enjoying their company and just living in the real! Can’t wait to hear from you when you get back lady, you always bring a little sparkle to my day :)

  7. October 16, 2013

    Your always describe so beautifully the joys of family life. Take care and enjoy being unplugged and sharing those precious moments with your loved ones.
    Sarah x

  8. Megan permalink
    October 16, 2013

    Wishing you and your loved ones continued joy as you truly celebrate life together and enjoy the refreshment that unplugging will bring.

  9. October 16, 2013

    Beautiful words and a beautiful photo. Enjoy your time off from the big wide digital world :)

  10. October 20, 2013

    Beautiful post

  11. November 4, 2013

    To see and to notice and to feel is a lovely thing. Looking forward to your insights and more wonderful images when you return.

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