Monday, 27 June 2016

Short Spring

As usual in these neck of the woods our spring was very brief. It was colorful and very pretty, loved the green coming in and the flowers and trees but still it was brief. The comfortable weather that we could use more of was very short. We wait and wait all winter long for that beautiful weather to come so we can get out and enjoy ourselves without the hustle and bustle of winter coats, boots and other gear. So that's what we did. We got out as quickly as we could to explore all the wonderful and different places around us.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Creek

Just walking about by the creek, checking to see if there is any water left. There is some water in spots but mostly it's whittled down to nothing. So sad since I've been visiting the creek since I was a kid and then my kids were growing up and it was still good. We'd have to watch the kids around the creek but not anymore. It is still beautiful, the creek and the trees, the walkway that winds its way through it. Any season there is always something to see, something beautiful.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

One Day in April

This is very random, one day in April, it was still chilly but the sun was shining nicely. The kids really wanted to get outside so we did. They didn't car if it was cold. They had a great time anyway. Though at first Brandon was crying about something little boys cry about. He's so beautiful even then but soon all was right with the world again and off he went into the park while his baby brother was not crazy about the grass.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Wounds Run Deep

Sometimes when I watch Maya with her younger nephew Jaxon, holding him, cradling him in her arms and playing with him gently I wonder if he reminds her of herself when she was this young and didn't have the love that he has been shown. I wonder if she holds him extra close or plays with him a minute longer because she wishes she could remember her birth parents playing with her. Maya is well aware she was abandoned by the side of the road when she was in infant and doesn't like it. This is not what you do with a baby. You need to love it and protect it, nurture it. This is why when I see her with the little one it just makes me feel that she is cradling herself, cherishing herself like she should've been cherished all those years ago. We don't know why she was abandoned as she seemed to have been a healthy baby girl, I try to explain many reasons.  I try to hold her when she lets me but it's not always easy, wounds run deep and it will take time to heal and time we have.

this photo in particular may have been how her mother may have looked holding her