Monday, January 30, 2012

I will always be with you…

Monday morning means a settling back into the home routine after being away most of the week last week.


I took some time to record some of what my trip meant to me in my journal.

Heading up north to be there for my friend Darlene’s Dad’s funeral ended up being combined with a lot of sweet friend time.

Not only with Dar, but with Suzanne, Andrea, my Mom and Kim.


There were some moments during the week that felt like “memory makers”.

You know, ones that you will never forget.

That become part of the tapestry that makes you.


My time with my friends made me so grateful.

Grateful for friendships and the gifts that they bring.

But also deeply grateful for my own wonderful ability to let them in.

To feel, appreciate and celebrate those connections so essential to my Being.


My friends and I, we love BIG.

And that is some good stuff in this bittersweet life !


I’ll hold on to you.

You hold on to me.

The winter long.

I will always be with you.

(lyrics from Winter Long, by Strawbs, 1974)



Big love and happy Monday to you, Beautiful Ones !


Nadeja said...

Big Love right back to you Sweetheart!!!! You are amazing! I love you, Mom

Mary said...

Happy Monday to you dear Kim!
You do love BIG!!

love the figures in the circle, beautiful journaling.

Kathy said...

What a beautiful post, and page too. Lovely memories, I am finding them to be more and more special the older I become.
Now I am off to your shop, to order some rocks, xo

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is such a lovely post! I love how you said "my friends and I, we love BIG."


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I love your pages, big and yet quiet and softly smiling. xox Corrine

arlene said...

You paint a life of beautiful, big and bold colours...and love is the same.

lo said...

and to continue in the same vein now that you're back . . . gaaames niiight! And also, how about lunch?

rachel awes said...

i love this holding art!
i can feel your great love just seeing it! xox

Sherry said...

Time with friends and loved ones...and feeling memories being made as they are is bliss...even in winter...even during sad times like that you love BIG!! xo

Kate said...

Welcome back, I am glad to hear you had a great time

beth said...

i love those lyrics and i love that you spread love wherever you go and people feel it !!

Purpletreebird said...

There must be something in the air! I've also had some 'tapestry' moments this past week, some on a steep growing and learning curve and some sweet and lovely. Have a lovely week Kim!
Jess xx

Eydie said...

I love your art. So beautiful how your figures are safe and surrounded in a circle. So much love! Your colors are brilliant.

SueAnn said...

Love your page and this post is so tender!!! And sweet

Julia said...

beautiful reminder of how important are our oldest friends.

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Joyfulploys said...

Hi it is almost the middle of the week. Great post about friends...great journal them!