"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Sunday, 8 March 2009

alresco dining

yesterday we got together with friends, to celebrate my friend Peter's 76th birthday.

I love to cook and quite often I am asked to make the birthday cake..being in my french mode, I chose a Comice Pear cake.. this morning I had harvested beans, so I bundled a handful into a brown paper bag, picked some sprigs of rosemary and a few bay twigs to take as an offering of friendship.

this time the lunch was set in a brick courtyard under an old persimmon tree...a few bottles of wine, a warm autumn day. the sun twinkling through the branches as only an autumn sun can.

and the most Sacred thing this Sunday, is dutch husband (Sheila has Portuguese husband, we are getting quite an international husband collection going here!) Dutch husband is the most caring, gentle man I have ever known.

I am praying for a miracle for Paul.... do you think that the person being prayed for must believe in miracles for one to happen? I have placed Paul at the feet of Mother Mary & am asking St.Therese to pray for a can hope.

thankyou for continuing prayers for Paul, he is home at the moment, the medication is keeping him comfortable... We have heard of a Dr who has had amazing results operating on these kinds of tumours & are hoping that he will see Paul and take him as a patient. when I heard of this Dr, I thought maybe this could be the miracle that we pray for.. . I thought that maybe there is hope


Paula - Buenos Aires said...

What a heartwarming present, from your own hands and harvest. :)

Sheila said...

I'm still remembering Paul in my prayers, and perhaps this doctor is the miracle we have all asked for..?
Joe looks like a good man, like PH they have had a lot to put up with.
I hope your friend Peter had a lovely birthday, the cake looks wonderful. Pears are one of my favourite fruits..
big hugs

Kathryn Knoll said...

The real miracle to all this is that each of us is an awesome sacred being who keeps choosing to come here and hang out together! I believe in Miracles! let it be so!

Deedee said...

I don't think it matters whether the object of prayer believes, only that the one praying does. I believe and I'm praying for Paul too. Happy Birthday to Peter!

Serena said...

It sounds like a perfect day, Robyn. I'm sure the birthday boy had a great time ~ :)

That's promising news re. the doctor you've heard of....I hope he is the answer to your prayers.

love, light and peace,

Genie Sea said...

My prayers continue and I absolutely believe in miracles.

Does the person we are praying for have to believe? I don't know the answer, but I do know Paul must believe that there is hope, that he can find a cure. It is this belief that will work the miracle more than anything else. We all know the power of positive intentions. :)


Searching For My Willoughby said...

What a wonderful meal; there is nothing like dining out in nature.

For me, God is in all of us, whether we believe in miracles or even in God. I feel your sorrow for your bil. My dh's brother in law is in the last stages of cancer. We're all waiting for that phone call and dreading it at the same time. It is so very, very hard and sad. I am keeping your bil in my thoughts along with all those suffering from terminal illness. Together, all around the world, that is a lot of positive energy and prayer. Blessings.

gemma said...

This looks like a sacred celebration. Peter's photo is wonderful. I've never had a Comice Pear cake. I continue to send well wishes to Paul. (My Lee is Irish and American Indian...for the International husband collection

gemma said...

This looks like a sacred celebration. Peter's photo is wonderful. I've never had a Comice Pear cake. I continue to send well wishes to Paul. (My Lee is Irish and American Indian...for the International husband collection

Winterwood said...

Sounds like you all had the perfect day there! the photos are lovely!!

amelia said...

Where there is life, there is hope.

Never stop having faith..

Ruth said...

There is always hope. And I like the face of Dutch Husband - he looks a bit like a member of my family!

Dia said...

Love the photos today - beans in a brown paper bag! Lovely. Happy Birthday to friend Peter! & again, blessings for Paul as you journey with him, & for yourself & the Dutch hubby (I had a 1/4 dutch husband at one time, his Dutch & Scottish mama turns 93 next Monday :) & just returned home from several months in a nursing home)

Tinker said...

No - I don't think the person being prayed for, necessarily has to believe - though it might help speed it up -- but I think prayers have more power than that...
Happy Birthday to your friend, prayers for your family member and ((Hugs)) to you!xo

Pam said...

Celebrations help us through. It looks very relaxed and enjoyable Robyn. Your photos are lovely. Thinking of you and yours, I've sent you an email. xx

linda may said...

So sorry Rob, I know you are going through a terrible time yourself, thanks for the offer I appreciate it But i did not want to bother you as I know you are having troubles too. I would love to hear from you.

judie said...

I love coming to your blog, Robyn. I always feel peaceful after I scroll through. Such a gentle life you live. I continue to say prayers for Paul. xoxoxoxoxo