Saying Goodbye

The season has certainly shifted around here. We are in the midst of our first snow up here in New England, and everything is blanketed in white. (These pictures were taken at the beginning of the week, the last playground hurrah before snow!) There is a quiet hush, at least for now. The past few weeks have held this quality for us as well, the calm before the storm. It’s safe to say however, that after this past week, the storm is officially here.

We spent the past week (and I’m sure we’ll spend the next two) saying goodbye. But the thing about goodbye, is that it is so hard to say… Children often feel this the most. When leaving a beloved place, or friend, it can be just too hard. So we say, “See you later!”  and,  “We love you!” but not the G word. That’s how it feels leaving our home of the past 8 years, our neighborhood, and the friends we have made here. We said that this week to another dear friend. Our kitty of the past 13 years, my kitty. She passed on from this earth, on to her next journey. As we have been discussing with E what this means we have drawn reference from this book, and we like to say she is back to being in the stars, until she decides what life she will choose next here on Earth. It’s comforting to think of goodbye this way. As not an end but a transformation. Not a finite thing, but a new twist on the road of this everlasting journey. It’s still hard. Hard to leave, hard to change, and hard to know that the beautiful thing we have loved is passing on to someone or somewhere new.

This momentary quite repose is so beautiful, perhaps because, it is oh so fleeting.

Wandering Thoughts

I’ve jumped back in to blog land recently. Posting, editing, paying for my domain, and thinking about what this little space is all about, what is it’s purpose. One of the main reasons I began this blog 4 years ago was  for my work as a massage therapist and doula. But my self-employment is minimal at most right now, and this blog isn’t making enough income to even cover it’s costs. Part of me hopes that will change one day, but a big part of me doesn’t really care about that (to be honest). I like coming to this space. I like sharing.

So what is this space all about? What do I hope to share with you? I guess, simply said, I hope to share life. I certainly don’t want to sell you anything. (Except maybe a doll or a hat). And I don’t want to tell you how you should live. (There’s way too much of that going on on the internet these days). But I suppose I want to share inspiration and joy, maybe sometimes even sadness or heartache. In this extremely un-human space, I want to create human-ness. Share stories, adventures, and ideas.

Anyways, those are just some of my wandering thoughts these days. Other thoughts include Montessori vs.homeschool, starting a homestead, learning to knit (or knit well I should say), and raising boys. As my husband loves to point out, my brain never stops. That’s ok, I’m used to it by now, and mostly the constant chatter amuses me. Mostly.