Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Moment

Breathing, we take a breath in and we let our breath out. Every moment of every day we are breathing. Nothing out of the ordinary, right. That is, except, for those very special moments in life when something extraordinary and even miraculous happens that takes your breath away.

On Monday October 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm I experienced one of those moments that literally takes your breath away. I watched with big round eyes as my daughter Amanda gave birth to her second daughter, Kharys Elizabeth; all 9 pounds 11 ounces of her. What a strong woman my daughter is.   

Jaina meeting her new sister.
Thank you, my dear, for sharing this moment that took my breath away. The moment when your beautiful little girl took her first breath and stole my heart. It is a moment I shall treasure all of my breathing days.
Do I look happy?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Autumn Colour

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. The light is incredible, the colours intense, and the air is crisp. I like to think of fall as the beginning of the year. Maybe it has something to do with kids and school, or it's just because its a season of change, somethings ending, others starting anew.

Autumn brings out the kid in me. I am still outside digging in the dirt whenever I can, raking pine needles and jumping in the crunchy leaves, and walking the beach looking at all the cool rocks. This year with my first attempt at college, time seems to be in short supply for these 'kid' activities. But the clear cerulean blue skies and chilly air beckon me outside to explore and play.                                          

Play this weekend was a 100km round trip on the quads to Summer Lake. What an awesome day; the mountain slopes covered in almost a fluorescent flood of colour. A hundred shades of green shifting into yellows, oranges, and reds. Breathtaking.