Surrendering Future

Dreaming of my children’s future can really muddle my head. This is partly because two of my children have special needs, so the ability to imagine what their future might look like is doubly hard, because there are so many extra factors to consider – such as ‘When will they be out of nappies?‘ and…

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De-Constructing My Convenience

Lately, I have been realising just how often I have sacrificed the tender hearts of my children on the altar of my convenience. Dramatic thought? Possibly… but I have noticed how I can become frustrated with them for being who they are – immature, but whole human beings, who need me to be their loving…

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The Temptation of ‘Out There’

I used to imagine my dream home – what it would look like, the kind of building it would be, the number and purpose and colours of the rooms. I planned the furniture, the clothes and equipment I would have, and envisioned where it would all go. And I imagined that once I had it…

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Rose

Long stemmed and pink, Perfect, With petals like kisses which make you blush – So deep and tender and full – You look away embarrassed As if caught prying into something private, Intimate. So many folds and twists are Enticing, Soft velvet touch – Comforting As though she has a maternal instinct To shelter and…

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Long Haul Creativity

Getting clear on your goals and vision can take time. Sometimes way more time than we would care to believe. There is the time it takes to gestate an idea, go through all the labour of bringing it to birth, and nurturing it through it’s fledgling steps to full maturity which – if anything like…

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Kindness, Grace, and Personal Space with a Family of Five + Baby under Lockdown

This was a guest post over at ‘Questions Of Calling’. How do you connect to your own soul, when there is nowhere quiet and peaceful to go? In the years prior to the birth of our second son, life for our family of five—two girls, ages 6 and 3, one son, aged 5—was intense. We…

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