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(edith wharton)


Sunday, 20 January 2008

! birthday candles ! for sacred sunday


I joined sacred sunday a little while ago but haven't been regularly finding anything sacred for Sunday...... I really do try to find the sacredness in my life but sometimes I get distracted with being busy... I am going to try to slow down more and find sacredness in my life - just this past week I have been seeing little things that remind me of the sacred sunday commitment and I thought what could be better than some birthday candles for this week, seeing as it is my birthday month...


these candles above, are ones that I have used on my childrens birthday cakes.... the little bear is Sophie's from her first birthday and the pink one that is peeking out on the left is from Louisa's birthday..(she is having her first baby in March!)... I have kept these, because... well, I don't know why... a time of innocence, a time of pure love... they live in my vintage dresser among other treasures and each time I look at them, it immediately whisks me back to the smell of their new born skin and the cuddles and laughter that we had when they were little... time goes on, my girls grow into women and relationships change... but the love is there always.

I will always love my girls... sometimes, I may not like them very much but the love is always there... ya gotta have a daughter to understand !

16 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Oh, I do understand. Age 15 was a difficult year for Kristen and me. Now I like her again. Yes, even when you don't like them so much, you always love them.

Julie

Anonymous said...

Yes, I too understand completely.Lovely episode of "Jam and Jerusalem" on 2 last Friday night summed it up pretty well. Did you see it? from p.t.

Ruth said...

Yes - I understand too! And Jam and Jerusalem is brilliant isn't it! But do you get in in Oz Robyn?

DAWN said...

or be a daughter. My mother and I had our differences but she was my BEST friend and now that she is gone, I feel myself calling on her energy in moments of crisis or sadness in my life. I long to hear her voice tell me all is well and feel her hand upon me. I have 3 sons and though our relationship is different than that of a daughter, there has been that pushing apart and pulling back together as they grow. Great Sacred Sunday post!! yay!

Moncha EilĂ­s said...

I understand comletely ; )
Love the candles, especially the little bear.
Have a great Sunday !!!

Angela said...

That's so cool that you saved those candles. I think you have very lucky daughters.

judie said...

LOL Oh my do I understand! I have three daughters! I TOTALLY understand! ;) xoxoxo

Gemma said...

So much synchronicity going on. Yesterday I was clearing out a drawer where I have saved the birthday candles of my kids, among other things. I tossed most of them except for a few special (sacred) ones.Honestly...what a trip!

kathyann said...

Oh Robyn,I too understand,I have three daughters and we have had our moments but uou never stop loving them! Hope all goes well in March!love from Kathyann and the girls

amy said...

My mom used to tell me and my sister that "you don't hate your sister you love her you just hate the things she does sometimes."

BBC said...

I love my daughter also, but I stay away from her. Society got it's hands on her and changed her from what I tried to raise her to be.

I'm country and not needy, but she wants everything, like many women these days do. She doesn't care what it does to the planet, she became a Christian and thinks that her God will fix the planet.

*rolls eyes*

BBC said...

Oh, I love rice pudding also, have never made it though, should give it a try. Going to cook some rice in the morning, but not enough to make pudding with.

As for sacred Sundays, I pretty much spend them with myself. Churches drive me nuts even though I'm a card carrying minister of sorts.

But I just stick with doing weddings and funerals and such for those that don't have religions.

sorrow11 said...

Oh yeah! i so relate! LOL, Love the candles!, Light one for yourself...and be peace!

solsticedreamer said...

oh when i think back to how i was in my teenage years i wonder how my mum survived!!!

tinker said...

Yes, I do know what you mean, having two daughters myself. Those little mementos from when they were tiny are sacred and precious. I think that may be why moms seem to treasure those kinds of keepsakes... sometimes when they're 'getting under our skin,' we know we might need those reminders of when they were our cute little ones, to keep on loving them now, lol.
Wishing you a wonderful week, Robyn~xOx

AnnieElf said...

Hi Robyn. If I have not said so yet - here is wishing you a wonderful birthday month.