to be loved and adored…

April 28, 2013

Sometimes when there is too much around me and I am just not sure where to start or what to do in my life, I head to the vault. It’s a collection of pictures, a group of moments I keep buried in my files waiting to be held, processed, finished somehow…At times the vault tortures me as I can never seem to get to the task and at other moments I think of it as the vessel where little bits of treasure rest, where stories wait to be told or the reminder of how sweet things were resides.

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I often wonder how many small moments of our lives are still there waiting for us, hanging out in the back of the vaults of our hearts…places for us to escape back to with a more gentle and kind view of our lives…maybe this is the best part of leaving things undone, unfinished, and not exactly having it organized the way we think we should.

As I looked through the pictures of Lyra’s birthday last September, all I could see was what it looks like to be loved and adored.

The love started by Jen offering her back yard for the party and I was reminded that no mother should ever do birthday parties alone… and how love doesn’t always look like a Pinterest page and is often more of a modge podge of simple kind offerings.

Things like…
One princess tent already infused with joy from a birthday of another dear girl earlier that year was lent for fort goodness.

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One old slip n’ slide that gave many a never-ending slide was shared to double the awesomeness of the new mega slide.

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A last minute decorating job to a store bought cake made mermaid cake dreams come true.

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…and each person shared what they love about Lyra on magic rocks that she will keep in her own heart vault to pull out when times are rough, or she loses her way, or just to know what it feels like to be loved and adored…again and again.

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And it isn’t so much about perfect parties and picture moments but how each little part, each little offering adds up to something bigger …and that when we love each other and share whatever we have, the circle of love and adoration grows wider and wider, including us all.

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9 Responses to “to be loved and adored…”

  1. Jen Says:

    Oh Patience-I love the parallel that runs between Lyra’s rocks and your photos. Both are sacred places for each of you to return to as a gentle reminder of the Universe that you are indeed loved and adored. As always thank you for opening your heart to us with your beautiful writing. It’s an honor to read.

  2. that was beautiful. looks like a great party with many wonderful memories made.

  3. Kimberley Says:

    Stopping by to read your words is always a blessing.

  4. Tacy Says:

    You have such sweet and wonderful ideas. It looks like it was a fabulous birthday party!

  5. Tess Hoff Says:

    Lovely, heartwarming and inspirational. As always. -hugs-

  6. deadinoutside Says:

    Lovely as always

    On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 12:09 AM, Kindnessgirl

  7. blubyrd Says:

    I soimehow found your blog … and am so glad I did! It’s the simple things in life that our children will remember when they need a good memory to get them through the day ❤
    God bless!

  8. kristinpedemonti Says:

    yes, yes! The beauty of loving each other, being kind and Sharing! LOVE it. The most lasting party memories are ones like this, the lovely collaboration. HUG!

  9. Darius Beason Says:

    “Whatever Cornwall

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