Thursday, December 15, 2011

Loving 2011: day 4 to 7

Day 4: Hidden Worlds

I decided to buy this book on wild plants in Malta.  Gregory was fascinated by it and we read the names of plants a million times in a span of 4 days.  With such enthusiasm which rubbed off on me we took the book with us out and about.  We started learning and identifying the plants around us.

Because of a hunch, I got to see a hidden world.  A world I passed by every single day for the past 30 years but which I never looked closely at.  I've seen plants I never even knew they existed let alone took notice of before.  Its a beautiful world.  I am blessed to have been introduced to it and that my son has an unquenching apetite to continue learning more about it.

Day 5: Gifts

When I read this post or rather the title of the prompt nothing came to mind.  While reading however, I remembered the few times that I bought myself a bunch of flowers.  I love flowers and enjoy having some at home.  Its a rare luxury which whenever I fulfill, my heart swells with happiness.  gifts to oneself are precious little oddities that lifts us up and help us get through the day whenever we look at them.  So while I am remembering myself and my flowers, I will also remember never to feel guilty when I give a present to myself :)

And this year I also received a lovely gift from a couple friends of mine.  When I hit my mummy burnout, they lovingly gave me a free massage.  I enjoyed being pampered and spend some quality time with this special friend of mine.  Thank you!

Day 6: Images

Images are captured moments.  Moments where you can see love and peace scattered abundantly....


the first week after giving birth

 this captures the essence of Greg

a moment of pure family bliss during Maya's Baptism
Day 7: The Body

The body is a part of us.  Not something apart.  When I hit mummy burnout I realised albeit slightly late in the day that I needed rest.  I just left it all and went on a retreat that same weekend.  I was anxious about the kids and my husband who had to deal with it all but once I got there, I felt peace envelop me. I knew I did the right decision.  I still look back wistfully and fondly at those 2 days and I realised that its ok to step back.  To let go and important to let the wisdom within to guide you.


1 comment:

Stacy @ Sweet Sky said...

So glad you're joining in! What a wonderful discovery to share that plant book with your son.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Loving 2011: day 4 to 7

Day 4: Hidden Worlds

I decided to buy this book on wild plants in Malta.  Gregory was fascinated by it and we read the names of plants a million times in a span of 4 days.  With such enthusiasm which rubbed off on me we took the book with us out and about.  We started learning and identifying the plants around us.

Because of a hunch, I got to see a hidden world.  A world I passed by every single day for the past 30 years but which I never looked closely at.  I've seen plants I never even knew they existed let alone took notice of before.  Its a beautiful world.  I am blessed to have been introduced to it and that my son has an unquenching apetite to continue learning more about it.

Day 5: Gifts

When I read this post or rather the title of the prompt nothing came to mind.  While reading however, I remembered the few times that I bought myself a bunch of flowers.  I love flowers and enjoy having some at home.  Its a rare luxury which whenever I fulfill, my heart swells with happiness.  gifts to oneself are precious little oddities that lifts us up and help us get through the day whenever we look at them.  So while I am remembering myself and my flowers, I will also remember never to feel guilty when I give a present to myself :)

And this year I also received a lovely gift from a couple friends of mine.  When I hit my mummy burnout, they lovingly gave me a free massage.  I enjoyed being pampered and spend some quality time with this special friend of mine.  Thank you!

Day 6: Images

Images are captured moments.  Moments where you can see love and peace scattered abundantly....


the first week after giving birth

 this captures the essence of Greg

a moment of pure family bliss during Maya's Baptism
Day 7: The Body

The body is a part of us.  Not something apart.  When I hit mummy burnout I realised albeit slightly late in the day that I needed rest.  I just left it all and went on a retreat that same weekend.  I was anxious about the kids and my husband who had to deal with it all but once I got there, I felt peace envelop me. I knew I did the right decision.  I still look back wistfully and fondly at those 2 days and I realised that its ok to step back.  To let go and important to let the wisdom within to guide you.


1 comment:

Stacy @ Sweet Sky said...

So glad you're joining in! What a wonderful discovery to share that plant book with your son.