Category Archives: life

outdoor magic

It had been a rough morning, the day of our weekly hike up the mountain reserve. We had all been sick, I got up late, the kids were in each other’s hair all morning. It was about all I could … Continue reading

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I was nursing my last wee one the other day and thinking how quickly time passes, how short the distance from babe in arms to teenager, like the one sitting across the room from me. But really, I know this … Continue reading

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saying goodbye

A year ago, today, we said our goodbyes to Bowen Island. Left our pumpkin cottage surrounded by gorgeous forest; free range playground out the front door, ravens and deer included. Left the island beaches with all their treasures. Beach where … Continue reading

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holding on

The baby years are running out in my house.There are new freedoms on the horizon.Yet there is loss too. Sometimes I think one should always have a little body in the house. So I am holding on while it lasts.

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why don’t I do it more often / feast

Sometimes impromptu invitations and a bring-what-you-have-and-we’ll-throw-it-together menu turn into the best of feasts.   So relaxed and easy. Great food and great company just like that. It makes me wonder why don’t I do it more often?

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some days

Some days all we have is the present moment, and God. We have had a time of constant sickness, pressure, post-moving adjustment, uncertainty. Very ordinary, very hard days.God has been a very present help where I have often felt at … Continue reading

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landing (the long version)

Well folks, I think the reality is that moving continents is not for sissies.And it has become apparent to me that I might well be a bit of a sissy.From packing up, to saying goodbye, to long flights with a … Continue reading

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