Friday, 15 April 2011

Off to Ireland

We are leaving shortly for Ireland, where we will spend Holy Week, rusticating in the arcadian hinterlands of Co.Offaly, far from the decadent fleshpots of the metropolis.
And the internet.
Wishing you all a happy Pascha!

Monday, 4 April 2011

Happy Mothers Day to me!

 I have this random collection of fairly recent photos that need an excuse to be posted.
I'm going to call it my mothers day indulgence.

These are my darlings, my jewels
The sweet pulse of my heart.

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

And to mothers, I heartily recommend this beautiful mother's day post by Lucy at an abundance of rainbows:

Today I also want to send flowers to all the mamas in the world.
May you see the beauty and dignity of your vocation reflected back to you in the eyes of your children. May you believe in yourself, in your wisdom and capacity to be the mother your own babies need. May you find all the grace and tenderness you share with you children poured back into you as your children grow and learn and become the men and women they were born to be.

May your children know to the depths of their souls how much you love them and may you always have patience and perseverance for the work of motherhood. May the days of little ones pass slowly for you, every moment treasured up in your heart, and may your big ones never completely untie that last apron string. May you find great joy in watching every step of your children's lives, from the first wobbly attempt to stand up all the way to making their own journey as parents or in some other adult vocation.

May you find comfort and mothering for the little girl who still looks out through your eyes and needs to be loved, to know herself truly precious. May you find support to strengthen you, whatever point in your mothering adventure you are in. And may the Lord God bless you and be with you as you share in His great task of creating and nurturing life.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Hey look at me!

As a middle child I identify with this  lion.: