The memories of all the good times blanket my soul.
Layers and layers of laughter.
Like leaves on the forest floor. Memories that will eventually fade over time, but will never be forgotten.
For they give nourishment to the good times to come.
I feel my spirit emerging from those memories of laughter.
The sadness and bitterness less heavy.
Spring is in the air and in my soul.
My thoughts and energy now more fully directed to my three daughters.
Teenagers now, ready to disperse into the world, take root, and flourish.
Pete and I always there to support and cradle them with our love.
Just by chance, I stumbled across that most-fantabulous dandelion art bead made by Kate of Studio Art Bead.
Claire (my oldest) has a tattoo across her back that she designed. 2 birds (representing Pete and I) holding a ribbon in their beaks that surround 3 dandelion puff flowers (representing Claire, Meghan and Hannah) whose seeds scatter across her back and eventually turn into birds. Needless to say when I saw Kate's bead - I immediately bought it!
P.S. I don't know why the link to Kate's blog isn't connecting right! So annoying. Her blog is organicodysseys.blogspot.com and her etsy store is OrganicOdysseys.etsy.com
For whatever reason blogger keeps changing the link I put in. I have NO idea why. Sorry about that.