Daily Archives: August 16, 2016

Ah That’s Better

I think WordPress is playing tricks again.  I posted this earlier today and several people commented on it but it has disappeared into the ether.  All that’s left is the beginning of the post on Facebook.  Don’t you hate it when that happens? And I just can’t remember all I had written.

Anyway I’ll try again.

After writing my earlier post I looked back and thought about my day:

  • I woke up to a warm,sun filled house
  • I woke up knowing that my friends and family are all on my side
  • I had a walk in the bush with my lovely Physiotherapist
  • We ended up at a local coffee shop where we encountered a friend
  • I have so much for which to be grateful not the least for being alive as i know where my accident could have left me.
  • And I know The Architect would not want me to be miserable today or any day.


And as the water continues in its downhill rush over rocks
and the thoughts continue to tumble around in my brain
with no defined pattern or path,
they eventually find and settle into a safe place
and the void is suddenly filled
and my mind is active once again.

Judith Baxter, Blogger, Mother, Grandmother and friend


And from Mary Oliver

“It is a serious thing
just to be alive on this fresh morning
in this broken world.”



One Year On


In French you don’t say “I miss you”  You say “Tu me manques” which means “You are missing from me.”  Don’t you love that.

I know that 16 August is just another day, but for me it will always be memorable.

One year ago today my love breathed his last breath and I told him Goodbye.  It’s amazing how the time moves on, things change, new people come into your life and yet the memories of those who were once in your life and now are no longer still remain.

So many happy memories of our very short time together; short but a time filled with love and laughter that I shall never forget.  Thank you my darling for being in my life for that time.

And of course, Mary Oliver says it so well.

“Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled—to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world.”

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