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


Monday, 15 March 2010

the name rolls of my tongue....

I have chosen a name for our new home and it is not even one that was on the list..

the story goes like this. Joe & I went for a walk on Sunday afternoon, after dinner. We drove to Leura and parked the car and walked along some streets.. taking a little detour up a back street to get to a very big hill that would test our stamina... walking along chatting & I was telling him that the name just had to have some kind of spiritual connection.. I mentioned maybe calling it Mary's House.. but we both agreed that sounded a little odd... I tossed out names like Fatima, Lourdes and the ever popular Lisieux.. but they were not right.. it was like the name was on the tip of my tongue

walking along past some old mountains cottages, enjoying the changing leaf colours and the currawongs in the trees.

i had an urge to look into a garden at a house and the first thing I saw was the name:

Villa Maria.

'that's it!' I cried out, asking dutch husband what he thought of the name Villa Maria and thinking to my self, how perfectly perfect it was. he of course would be happy with whatever name I chose. he is just like that.


so the name will be Villa Maria.
and Joe will build me a wayside shrine for just near the gate to put my new Fatima statue in.. and then I can place flowers in it every day and maybe even burn candles at night.
..........................
we don't know when we are moving. we have to sell Inglewood first. But we do get the key to our new home at the end of April and we can start doing things to it in the meantime.
I pray for a quick easy sale. but i keep 'hearing' the words 'divine time'.. each and every time I gallop into future thoughts. it will sell at the right time, to the right people. I will continue to nurture the garden until my time is done here.

[please bare with me if I don't visit much this week. I have my hook needle biopsy on Thursday and I am a little scared about it [like worried about it hurting, what a baby!].. so my mind is not functioning that well .. I will come visit blogs as I can xo]

15 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Beautiful name. I wish you so much happiness in your new home. It sounds so wonderful. You've every right to be anxious about your appointment this week...and don't feel bad if you are not around as much. Just know that we're here for you. I'm sure it is all going to be fine. Prayers and healing energy coming your way.
Mary

Pam said...

I love the name!...and the fact that Joe will build a shrine for the Fatima statue, and that it will have flowers. It sounds so wonderful. Keep all these lovely things in your mind when you have the biopsy process.Before you know it,it will be Friday with your medical procedure out of the way.I am sending bright prayers of healing your way every day. xxxx

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Villa Maria is absolutely perfect!! May She be with you this week, lending you Her serenity and strength.

Tracy said...

I love the name, Robyn! xx

Imogen said...

"Villa Maria" is just lovely! - it has a spot-on feel...

amelia said...

I will be keeping you close this week..

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Love it! :D

I love how the name and you found each other. And of course I come from a Spanish speaking country and my first name is María. ;)

I was going to say I will be thinking of you on Thursday, but truth is you´ll be in my thoughts all week. :)

Diva Kreszl said...

Villa Maria sounds like the perfect name! I remember visiting Fatima several times as a child and young teen, my parents were from Portugal so whenever we visited familt there we always made the pilgrimage to Fatima. It's beautiful, sacred, amazing! Perhaps praying to Our Lady of Fatima is just what you need to calm you worries dear one!

gemma said...

Robyn
I love seeing roadside shrines at the entrance to a home. Here in Az. we have a lot of shrines to Our Lady of Guadalupe. How appropriate to have one at Villa Maria.

Moncha said...

Hi Robyn, I love the name and the idea of the little shrine.
I will be thinking of you when you are going to have the biopsy. Sending you lots of positive and healing vibes.
Lotsa hugs !!

Janet said...

That is the perfect name because it came to you in such a perfect way. When I try to think of a name for something it never seems right but when I just let it happen....then it's perfect.

I'm thinking of you and sending you lots of good thoughts and love and hugs.

laoi gaul~williams said...

lovely robyn~it sounds just perfect for you.

i shall be thinking of you this week and sending healing, positive thoughts your way
xoxoxoxo

Tina said...

See, as I said, you just know when you have found the right name! Sounds great. You will be happy there! My thoughts are with you, donÄt worry too much aobut the biopsy, all your friends from around the world will be with you - it will be very crowded in that room!

Deedee said...

A wonderful name, Robyn! Congrats on the new place and Godspeed on your tests-I have a feeling all will be well for you!

Serena said...

A perfect name! It will be very exciting for you setting up your new home. I'm already looking forward to seeing pics of your progress.

Sending well wishes and strength your way for your biopsy tomorrow. Try to meditate and focus inward during the procedure...I always find this helps me to handle pain better.