Friday, January 21, 2011

This Moment

A friday ritual inspired by Soulmama
A single photo, no words
A moment I want to pause, treasure and remember
~wishing you a wonderful end of the week~

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Random thoughts of the moment

I have been wanting to come here and do a post, yet have really not had much to share, at least in terms of craftiness. All of our things are, even more so than when at my sisters,  in storage, 
that includes all of my craft supplies, so most of what we have been doing is enjoying the beauty of the ocean. Last night the full moon was absolutely stunning, and perhaps because of our beautiful moon the ocean tide has been very low. That has meant shallow clear water, and a wide piece of beach with very wet sand. The children just loved this wet strip, the moment they dug a hole it filled with water, and they have spent hours over the last couple of days digging, damning, tunneling and building in this wet sand.
I have put our formal school lessons on hold for now, yet there is still plenty of learning going on as is the natural state of these precious children. Plenty of learning for me to, each day learning to be more patient, to let go more and be less controlling, as I observe myself I am amazed at how controlling I have been, putting my will on the children. The relaxed feel of beach life has given me a needed rest from my mind and each day I feel more peaceful.
I have even made time to paint again, the other evening, the children in bed I created a beautiful space to let the creativity flow, it was blissful and I am looking forward to make more such times for myself as I realize the importance of these meditations. Just before leaving Asheville I sold my first painting, it has long been a dream of mine to create an income from my passion, I am making a space for this dream to unfold and become a reality.
And all this while we are waiting to rejoin Miguel, he is awaiting his deportation, and as with anything legal it is much of a waiting game, we are hopeful that we will all be together again in Venezuela by the end of February although it could be longer, until then we are here, living, learning and loving....
I leave you with a few pictures of the beautiful ocean from these past few days;

 ~with gratitude~

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hello from Miami

A quick hello here from Miami Beach where the children and I are passing through once again.
We will soon be meeting up with Miguel in Venezuela and from there we will see where life brings us, still many uncertainties, however very soon we will all be together as a family again and that is exciting beyond words.
Miami Beach was my home for many years before I had children, and before we moved to the mountains near Asheville. 
The children love coming here, we have wonderful friends and the ocean nurtures their souls and brings out their biggest smiles. It is a city and the energy is intense at times for this reason I clearly remember why we chose to move, yet how grateful I am to spend a few weeks here reconnecting with friends and the vast ocean.
~Sweet blessings~